Tyler Bozak passed up the opportunity to turn professional in 2008 because he felt that he was not physically ready to make the jump to the big leagues. Now 23, Bozak's decision appears to be the correct one as he's currently skating with the Toronto Maple Leafs and there appears to be no doubt that this is where he belongs.
Prior to joining the Maple Leafs organization, Bozak played NCAA hockey at the University of Denver for two seasons. Before that, he had a phenomenal season in the BCHL with the Victoria Grizzlies scoring 45 goals and 128 points in only 59 games.
Bozak is an intelligent two-way player with good offensive instincts. His main asset is his hockey sense and he has the potential to be a second line center and is likely the most NHL-ready among the current prospect group.
In his NHL debut, Bozak recorded his first career NHL point. On January 11, 2010, Bozak was recalled by the Leafs. Only three nights later, Bozak scored his first NHL goal against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. With 5 points in 6 NHL games, Bozak is exactly what the floundering Maple Leafs need.
Tyler Bozak has rookie cards in most 2009-10 Upper Deck products available at Canada Card World.