An unlucky season has come to a disappointing end for Vancouver Giants captain Tyler Benson. Benson has had an injury-riddled season, right from day one.
After starting the season injured, Benson played just 30 games. He missed nearly two months with a lower body injury after a game on December 30th. That injury caused him to miss the Top Prospects Game at the Coliseum on January 28, for which he was supposed to be the poster boy.
He returned for two games this week, but now he’s injured yet again.
He’ll miss the remainder of the season.
“It’s very disappointing for all of us that Tyler has had to miss so much time this year,” said Giants majority owner Ron Toigo in a team released statement. “At the same time, we need to do what’s best for his long term health, and we know that he’s going to be an important player for our team going forward as well as a great addition to an NHL organization.”
This is Benson’s draft year, so it has to be extra disappointing for the 17-year-old centre. He put up good numbers, 9 goals and 19 assists, in limited action.
Benson was projected to be a first rounder, but we’ll see how this run of injuries affects his draft stock in June.