“He was a pleasant surprise from our end. He moves well and has some poise with the puck. There are a lot of things we like about him.” – Flyers Director of Hockey Operations, Chris Pryor
Weight: 200 lbs
Birthdate: January 30, 1991
Hometown: Lititz, Pennsylvania
Acquired: Signed as free agent (9-22-09)
Tyler Hostetter made his OHL debut in the 07-08 season with the Erie Otters. He had a modest 11 points (1 g, 10 a) in 57 games, playing in a smaller role with the Otters.
The 08-09 season was Tyler Hostetter’s draft year. He doubled his offensive output of 11 points his rookie year to 23 points (6 g, 17 a). The six goals he scored that year remain a career high. He also recorded a goal and an assists in 5 playoff games. NHL Central Scouting had him ranked as the 155th skater in North America, but he ended up being overlooked in the draft. The Flyers invited him to their training camp that fall. He was signed to an entry level deal on September 22, 2009 before being returned back to juniors.
Hostetter only had a slight improvement in his offensive game for the 09-10 season. He set a career high in assists with 24, but his goal totals dropped to only two to finish with 26 points in in 59 games.
The 10-11 season was his final year playing in the OHL. Hostetter was on pace to have the best offensive output of his career, but he was sidelined for half of the season with a broken hand. He ended up matching his second year totals of 6 goals and 17 assists, but did it in only 38 games played. He also had the best playoff of his career, finishing with 2 goals and 2 assists in 7 games played. When his junior season was finished, he made his debut with the Phantoms .He was held pointless in three games.