The Florida Eels are thrilled to announce the signing of 5’10” 185 LBS Tyson Benoit from Surrey, BC, CAN. Ty is a 2001 veteran defensemen who played juniors last season for the Bellingham Blazers and the Valencia Flyers of the WSHL. He is a well-seasoned stay home defenseman from Western Canada who has been known to own his D-Zone. He is extremely tough to play against in front of his own crease, believing he has deeded rights to the blue paint. He is extremely strong and very physical. He uses his body very well to wear down his opponents. He is excellent along the boards and wins his loose puck battles. He plays a tight gap., denying zone entry.
Benoit plays well in all 3 zones. He has a nice heavy shot from the offensive blueline. He has been an effective player on the power play. He is equally strong on the penalty kill. General Manager Scarpaci notes that Tyson plays at a high compete level. Ty brings tremendous enthusiasm and energies to his team. He is very lively on the bench. This is another very dedicated player the Eels coaching staff has added to its stable. It is amazing how deep the Eels will be this season.
He has a very high hockey IQ. He has the unwavering commitment to win and that is the intangibles the Eels are looking for. He is hungry and ready to do whatever it takes to propel himself and his team to the Next Level. The Eels welcome Tyson to its family.