|TYLER WRIGHT, Development Coach|
Former Columbus Blue Jackets center Tyler Wright rejoined the organization's hockey operations department in July 2007 when he was named development coach for the club. In his role he primarily works with young players throughout the organization, assisting with the development of prospects playing in the professional minor leagues, various major junior leagues and college hockey.
Wright was selected by Columbus in the 2000 Expansion Draft and spent four-plus seasons with the club. He registered 57 goals and 51 assists for 108 points with 436 penalty minutes in 309 games as a Blue Jacket and ranks second on the club in career penalty minutes and hat tricks (three) and fifth in games played. He also served as an alternate captain during the 2000-01, 2001-02 and 2003-04 seasons. His best campaign was the inaugural 2000-01 season when he posted a career-high 16-16-32 and a team-leading 140 penalty minutes.
He appeared in 613 games in 13 NHL seasons, tallying 79-70-149 and 854 penalty minutes with the Blue Jackets, Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton’s first pick, 12th overall, in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, he also represented Team Canada at the 1992 and 1993 (gold medal) World Junior Championships and 2002 World Championships.
Wright was born on April 6, 1973 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. He and his wife, Christina, are the parents of daughters, Kennady and Ava, and son, Tanner. The family resides in Vernon, British Columbia.