The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the arrival of goalie Tyler Beskorowany for the 2018/19 season. The 6’4”, 215lbs, 28 year old becomes the 194th player to join the Giants.
The former DEL Goalie of the Year will be familiar to Belfast fans having played 15 games with the Edinburgh Capitals during 2017/18. Beskorowany effectively ended the Giants Elite League title hopes when he turned away 36 shots in a man of the match performance in Belfast during February’s 4-2 win for the Capitals.
The Canadian was drafted 59th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and signed a three year entry level contract with the Stars in 2009.
Beskorowany spent the following seasons with Dallas’ AHL side, the Texas Stars, before time in the ECHL with Idaho, San Francisco and Orlando. Tyler was recalled to the AHL with St. John’s IceCaps and then joined Düsseldorfer in Germany’s DEL for 2014/15.
While in Germany, Beskorowany led Düsseldorfer to an impressive fifth place finish in the regular season and posted 2.53 GAA and .920 save percentage – winning the Goalie of the Year award.
Beskorowany backstopped Düsseldorfer to victory against the Hamburg Freezers in the first round of the DEL Playoffs. Beskorowany and Düsseldorfer eventually lost out to Ingolstadt over five games in the Semi-Final.
Tyler Beskorowany, spoke with Patrick Smyth, A View From The Bridge Podcast (full interview below), on his arrival in Belfast:
“I got in contact with Steve Thornton and Adam Keefe – we were all on the same page with regards to our ambitions moving forward. The Giants are a tremendous organisation and a professional one and I could not be happier to move to Belfast.”
“I will start my pre-season training this month so that I will be prepared for training camp in August. I will be ready to go and be in good form to get the season going in Belfast.”