For many Junior hockey players, hitting the milestone of four seasons played is a rare one. Some players get into Junior hockey as young as 16 years old, but most don’t find a regular spot in the lineup until their 18 and 19-year-old seasons.
For Red Wings assistant captain Tyler Teasdale, that hasn’t been the case. He cracked the lineup of the MJHL’s Virden Oil Capitals back in his 16-year-old season in 2019-20, and has found a regular spot in the lineup ever since. He played 55 games out of 60 in the regular season, and another five games in the pandemic shortened 2020-21.
From there, Teasdale went on to the Winnipeg Blues of the MJHL for his 18-year-old season and played 54 more games, and then was traded for his 19-year-old season to the Blackfalds Bulldogs of the AJHL where he added another 65 games to his total.
Now as an assistant captain of the Weyburn Red Wings, Teasdale played his 35th game with the squad on January 20 against the Kindersley Klippers, earning Teasdale his 200th career game of his career.
Teasdale has already put up his best career numbers this season with 25 points in his 35 games played this year. Combined with his consistent play in the past, Teasdale could be flirting with 100 career points as a defenceman by the end of the season.
Other Red Wings to hit milestones this year include 20-year-old forward Jacob Visentini, who played his 100th game earlier this season when the Red Wings beat the Humboldt Broncos 5-4 on December 15th. Visentini had three assists during the game.
Nick Kovacs came into the 2023-34 season as the most experienced Red Wing, having played more games with the team than any player coming in. His 100th game came early in the season when the Red Wings beat the Notre Dame Hounds 5-1 on October 3rd.
Two more Red Wings are set to join the 150 game club later this year. 19-year-old Carter Briltz came into the season with 114 games played between the Victoria Royals of the WHL and the Red Wings, and is now only two games away from the 150 mark. 20-year-old Red Wings captain Max Monette is ten games away from his 150th game.
Sam Callahan and Colin Doherty both also hit the 100 game mark earlier this season before being traded to the Red Wings.