by Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.com
Tyler Jeanson comes to the Tauros with two seasons of junior experience under his belt despite turning 18 just two days before the season opener in Brookings. Jeanson spent the last two seasons playing for the Portage Terriers in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. In those two seasons he has skated in 115 junior games and posted 44 goals and 50 assists for 94 total points. His excellent play through two seasons in the MJHL has already earned him a scholarship to NCAA DI Colgate University.
Jeanson will come in with high expectations based on his resume. At 5’8” and 168 lbs., Jeanson’s stature fits more in the mold of last season’s Tauros than this year’s bigger group, but with his skill he should be able to overcome as size disadvantage. If he is able to produce at the same level he did in the MJHL he will quickly become a fixture in the top six and a fan favorite.
From the Coach’s Office: Tyler should be an excellent addition to our line up. He has two productive years of Junior A under his belt in Canada, scoring 20+ goals in each of his first two seasons, even though he's still a '97 birth year. In watching him on the ice, he could be a very dynamic player and complement some of our skilled wingers. – Head Coach Marty Murray
Do you have a nickname: Jeaner
Older/younger siblings: Triplets with 2 sisters
Favorite NHL team/player: Montreal Canadiens/Brendan Gallagher
Why (if you did) did you pick your number: N/A
Pregame routine: Music, stretching , tape stick
Ideal pregame meal: Chicken & Pasta
Any hockey superstitions: N/A
Best hockey memory: Winning the RBC National Junior A Championship last year with the Portage Terriers in front of our home crowd.
Personal goals for this season: Be the best I can be for the team to help work towards a championship.
Favorite school subject: English/Physical Education
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere hot
Favorite zoo animal: Polar Bear
Favorite junk food: Ice cream
Favorite musician: Luke Bryan
What song would you sing for Karaoke: Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo
Favorite cartoon as a kid: Spongebob
Hidden talent: Card games
Who is your dream date: Carrie Underwood
Who would play you in a movie: Zac Efron or Mark Wahlberg
If you could go back in time when/where would you go: I'd go back in time to the Montreal Forum when it's was open between the years 1924-1996 and watch the Montreal Canadiens raise the Stanley Cup.