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Tyler Bozak

30-Year-Old Center – Toronto Maple Leafs

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Bozak is a savvy veteran who has consistently played over his head while in the NHL. He's not a first-line, nor necessarily a second-line center, so his possession numbers always suffered. Last season, coach Mike Babcock cut Bozak's ice time from close to 20 minutes a game t...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   DOB: 3/19/1986   BORN: Regina, Saskatchewan   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Bozak signed a five-year, $21 million contract to remain with Toronto in July of 2013.

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Bozak set up four goals and went plus-4 in a 6-2 win over Nashville on Tuesday. He now has nine points, including seven assists, in his last six games.

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Tyler Bozak NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 23 37 8 19 27 -5 6 51 15.7 1 0 18:46 2 3 5 3:36 51 15
2010-11 24 NHL TOR 82 15 17 32 -29 14 120 12.5 4 1 19:17 6 5 11 2:58 85 48
2011-12 25 NHL TOR 73 18 29 47 -7 22 109 16.5 1 0 18:51 4 8 12 2:47 117 34
2012-13 26 NHL TOR 46 12 16 28 -1 6 61 19.7 3 1 20:19 4 5 9 3:19 65 23
2013-14 27 NHL TOR 58 19 30 49 2 14 90 21.1 1 1 20:57 5 3 8 2:42 62 42
2014-15 28 NHL TOR 82 23 26 49 -34 44 154 14.9 3 2 19:09 12 6 18 3:32 83 46
2015-16 29 NHL TOR 57 12 23 35 -9 18 99 12.1 1 0 17:20 3 7 10 2:42 46 24
2016-17 30 NHL TOR 24 5 12 17 -1 4 44 11.4 1 0 16:15 1 2 3 2:33 20 6

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Tyler Bozak – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

16:15

Average Time On Ice

On average, Tyler Bozak was on the ice for 16:15.

2:33

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Tyler Bozak was on the ice for 2:33 during power plays.

0:06

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Tyler Bozak was on the ice for 0:06 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 19:09 3:32 0:42
2015-16 17:20 2:42 0:12
2016-17 16:15 2:33 0:06

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 3 @VAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 0 0 19:36 3:09
Nov 30 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 17:05 1:52
Nov 29 @EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:22 3:03
Nov 26 WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:24 4:58
Nov 23 @NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:00 3:28
Nov 22 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 15:28 1:45
Nov 19 @MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:33 3:11
Nov 17 FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:51 3:36
Nov 15 NAS 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:06 0:41
Nov 12 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 16:17 1:07
Nov 11 PHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:23 3:24
Nov 8 LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:57 0:46
Nov 5 VAN 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 6 33.3 0 1 16:59 2:04
Nov 3 @BUF 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:18 0:00
Nov 1 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 14:54 0:45
Oct 30 @NYI 0 0 0 -4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:51 2:18
Oct 29 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 17:59 3:22
Oct 27 FLA 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 100.0 0 0 14:41 2:05
Oct 25 TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 18:03 4:05
Oct 22 @CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 18:04 1:43
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Oct 20 @MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:02 3:22
Oct 19 @WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:49 0:56
Oct 15 BOS 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 13:31 3:04
Oct 12 @OTT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:57 4:11

Tyler Bozak: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bozak sniped a pair of goals -- including the game-winner -- in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Panthers.

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Bozak has just three points (a goal and two assists) and nine shots with a minus-2 rating over six games this season.

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Bozak (undisclosed) will participate in Saturday's preseason finale against the Red Wings, TSN's Mark Masters reports.

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Bozak is dealing with an undisclosed injury, Kristen Shilton of TSN reports.

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Bozak, making his return from a 21-game absence due to a concussion, scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 6-5 overtime win against the Ducks.

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Bozak (head) will return to the ice Thursday against Anaheim, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

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Bozak (head) may return to the lineup Thursday against the Ducks, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

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Bozak (head) has been cleared for contact, but will not be ready in time to play on Thursday against Florida, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

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Bozak (head) is still without a timetable for his return, TSN's Mark Masters reports.

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Bozak (head) took part in Tuesday's morning skate, TSN's Mark Masters reports.

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Bozak (head) skated for about 45 minutes prior to Wednesday's practice, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

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Bozak (head) was placed on injured reserve by the Leafs on Wednesday, Dhiren Mahiban of The Canadian Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015-16

Bozak lost his buddy, Phil Kessel, over the summer. And heís likely to lose his Leafs jersey in a trade before the season is too old. But for now, heís likely to be Toronto's second-line center behind Nazem Kadri, and Bozak has a chance to resurrect his all-around game under the tutelage of new coach Mike Babcock. Heís always been miscast as a top-line center, so this new role will be better suited to his skills. Bozak needs to improve his own-zone play, and heíll need to adjust to new linemates Daniel Winnik and P.A. Parenteau. At this point, heís a sub-50-point player with a $4.2 million cap hit (through 2017-18). Thatís too rich for a rebuilding Leafs team, so look for them to ship him to a more competitive team. That means whatever value he delivers early is likely to decline as the season wears on.

2014-15

When will Leaf fans accept Bozak as their top-line center? No, he doesn't fit the profile of a typical first-line stud pivot, but there are really only about 10 of those in the league. His detractors say he doesn't have the speed, talent or body type to be his team's best guy, but his career arc just continues to climb anyway. Last season, he delivered a career-best 49 points in 58 games -- that's 69 points prorated to a full season. He would have finished ahead of Ryan O'Reilly of the Avs at that rate. Then there's this intangible: linemate Phil Kessel plays his best hockey when his best friend, "Bozie", is on the ice with him. Here's a guy that many might choose to avoid, but you shouldn't. He's a 65-point guy if he stays healthy.

2013-14

Bozak isn't a traditional first-line center, but that doesn't mean he isn't a valuable cog in the Leafs' machine. So far, he hasn't scored more than 47 points in a single season. But he logs heavy minutes, plays both special teams, takes every important face-off and has tremendous chemistry with linemate and roommate Phil Kessel. Sure, he's already 27, but he has just three-and-a-half years of NHL experience and could still turn into a Mikku Koivu type over the next couple years. Watch for him to near the 60-point plateau this season and deliver you solid power-play production.

2012-13

The much-maligned Bozak is starting to become the Rodney Dangerfield of centers -- he just doesn't get the respect he's due. Sure, he has been miscast as a first-line center, but he has uncanny chemistry with Phil Kessel. The Leafs will experiment with James van Riemsdyk as Kessel's pivot and, if that's successful, Bozak will slip down to the third line. Sit on him at the draft until you know where he slots in -- it'll be the difference between maybe getting 40 points or almost definitely getting 60.

2011-12

Miscast as a top-line center last season, Bozak finally gets to play the lower-line pivot role that better fits his skills and development needs. We like him as a third-liner this season but that will all depend on Matthew Lombardiís health. Still, with so many injury risks (Lombardi, Tim Connolly) at center ice, Bozak should see enough ice time to net close to 40 points. Just donít count on him for power-play points, PIMs or hits.

2010-11

Bozak was a complete revelation in 2009-10. It's not that we didn't believe in his skills; it's just that, well, we didn't believe he'd ever really translate them so effectively (and so quickly) to the NHL. He works hard, is smart and tenacious, and can skate and pass like a strong, second-line center. But he's a borderline fantasy center, though -- 60-point passers really only have a place in extremely deep leagues.

2009-10

Bozak was another hotly sought-after college free agent from the NCAA ranks this past season. Over 20 NHL teams, including all the Canadian squads, had expressed interest in signing the Saskatchewan native who scored eight goals and 15 assists in 19 games with the University of Denver last season. He projects as a solid, two-way center with speed and top-notch face-off skills. He's going to be overrated to Leaf fans -- draft and trade would be a great idea.