After a solid start to the season, Tyler Angle has reaped his reward.
Today, the Blue Jackets announced that they had signed Angle to a three-year, entry-level contract that will begin next season. Angle was the Blue Jackets' seventh-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft (212th overall), and he's in his first season with Cleveland in the AHL. He's impressed in his short stint with Cleveland, notching 4-3-7 in his first six games with the club.
OHL Writers' Dominic Tiano had this to say about Angle:
"Angle certainly plays much bigger than his size. He will not shy away from contact nor will he duck from a hit to make a play. He’s kind of a pest out on the ice and is willing to take the licks that come with that.
Again, despite the size, Angle is incredibly strong on the puck. His work ethic and puck pursuit are at an extremely high level. And when the puck is on his stick he protects it extremely well. He’s incredibly difficult to take the puck away from when he is using his skating, smarts and overall awareness."
His work ethic is certainly paying dividends, as he's earned his way into a professional contract despite being a seventh-round pick just two years ago.
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