When you dress a forward who comes in at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, you expect him to bring it. And make no mistake, Tyler Digby can bring it.
What you may not expect is the soft mitts from such a big guy and yes, Digby brings that too. Using a mixture of physical play and silky smooth hands, the right-handed forward out of New Westminster is a versatile offensive presence and he’s got the numbers to prove it, which is why he remains a steady presence on our list of the Top 50 players in the game today.
Digby came to the Vancouver Stealth in 2014 and has 60 goals in 2 seasons to his credit. That’s quite impressive, especially considering 22 of those goals came in his rookie season. There’s no doubt the Stealth loved his work, but so did other teams.
That’s why he’s with the Calgary Roughnecks today after a deal or two eventually landed him with the Riggers. He’s got the frame to establish his ground and certainly doesn’t get pushed around. He knows when to lean in, when to release and how to move around down low to keep defenders on the move or even off-balance.
It all translates to opportunities for himself and for teammates, which is why he was so coveted by the Roughnecks. And even though his summer numbers with the WLA’s Burnaby Lakers (63 points in 33 games) don’t quite match his NLL career numbers (132 points in 36 games), there is little debate when it comes to including Digby in the Top 50. Because whether it’s numbers or work away from the ball, Digby’s one of the game’s best.
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