CBJ Prospect Profiles: Summer 2010
Tyler Murovich and Matt Calvert
Wednesday, 08.25.2010 / 12:12 PM ET / Features
By Blue Jackets Staff - Writer
Pittsburgh native, Tyler Murovich is currently signed to an AHL contract.In 2009-10, Murovich played in 54 games with the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL. He scored 24-28-52 along with a +24 rating and 74 penalty minutes. In six playoff games, he recorded 2-3-5 and eight penalty minutes. He was elected the team captain of the Spirit. He also played in five games with the Syracuse Crunch where he recorded 2-4-6.
In 2008-09, Murovich played in 67 games with Spirit and scored 27-36-63 with 67 penalty minutes. In eight playoff games, he recorded 4-6-10 with eight penalty minutes.
In 2007-08, Murovich played in 68 games with the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL. He scored 19-19-38 with 65 penalty minutes. In three playoff games, he recorded 0-1-1 with seven penalty minutes.
In 2006-07, Murovich played in 41 games with the Chicago Steel of the USHL. He scored 7-6-13 with 82 penalty minutes. In five playoff games, he recorded 1-0-1 with six penalty minutes.
Started playing hockey… 3-years-old
Summer recap… spends most of his summers at his family’s ice rink training and giving hockey lessons
Favorite movie… Slapshot
Greatest hockey memory… winning the state championship in ‘06
Favorite food… Chicken Parmesan
Hockey idol… Mario Lemieux
Matt Calvert was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 5th round (127th overall) in 2008.
In 2009-10, Calvert played in 68 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. He scored 47-52-99 along with a +47 and 70 penalty minutes. In 15 playoff games, he recorded 9-7-16 with 15 penalty minutes and led the Wheat Kings to a second place finish in the 2010 Memorial Cup. He was named WHL East Second Team All Star and Memorial Cup All Star Team.
In 2008-09, Calvert played in 58 games for the Brandon and scored 28-39-67 along with a +10 plus/minus rating and 58 penalty minutes. In 12 playoff games, he recorded 9-18-17 along with a +11 and 22 penalty minutes.
In 2007-08, Calvert played in 72 games for the Wheat Kings and scored 24-40-64 along with a +26 rating and 53 penalty minutes. In six playoff games, he recorded 1-2-3 along with a +2 and two penalty minutes.
In 2006-07, Calvert played in 30 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Manitoba Midget Hockey League. He scored 28-55-83 with 46 penalty minutes. In 16 playoff games, he recorded 5-13-18 with 16 penalty minutes.
In 2005-06, Calvert played in 38 games for Brandon's MMHL team. He scored 24-30-54 with 48 penalty minutes. In six playoff games, he recorded 3-6-9 with 18 penalty minutes.
Favorite restaurant in Columbus… Buca Di Beppo.
Person you would most like to meet… Wayne Gretzky
Favorite saying… “You’re not gonna beat me!”
Favorite vacation spot… Dominican Republic
Favorite book… Harry Potter series
Favorite athlete… Phil Mickelson
He signed a three-year entry level contract with the Blue Jackets in March 2010.