Drafted 32nd overall in the 2020 WHL Draft, Ty Halaburda is inching closer to hearing his name called at the 2023 NHL Draft this coming summer. The Victoria-born forward is having a strong second season with the Vancouver Giants, with his 16 goals on the campaign matching his total points from the 2021-22 season. A two-way player who has no problem getting back in the play thanks to his strong skating and speed, he ranked 61st among North American skaters on the NHL Central Scoutings midseason list.

As the season progresses, Halaburda continues to improve his game. As he explains, his speed and hockey IQ are some of the areas why he is having a good season.

“It’s going well,” said Halaburda. “As a team, we have been battling. What is working for me is my speed and my hockey IQ. My speed helps me burn guys and make plays off that.”

Halaburda has been given more responsibility this season, including a more established role on the power play and penalty kill. This has allowed him to showcase to scouts in attendance how versatile his game can be and how he can make a difference at both ends of the ice.

“Last year, I was getting little sniffs of it with a little bit of powerplay. This year, it has been really great. Getting that experience to be on the power play and on the kill is great for my development.”

As for what Halaburda wants the scouts to focus on when they come to watch him play, it is no surprise that speed is the first thing that comes to mind.

“Definitely my speed. I feel like I can generate a lot with my speed and my IQ. I feel like I can get in the dirty areas and compete while also throwing some hits too.”

The Giants are a tight group, so having the ability to share going through the draft experience with four other teammates is a special experience for Halaburda.

“It is awesome. We push each other every day, and it is a great atmosphere to be around these guys.”

Speaking of the draft, Halaburada still remembers what it was like seeing his name on the NHL’s Central Scouting list for the first time.

“I was very happy, and it motivates me to keep pushing and keep striving. I feel like I can get even higher, so if I keep pushing and doing the right thing, it will happen.”

Ty Halaburda of the Vancouver Giants (Photo Credit: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Last season, Halaburda suffered an injury that kept him out at the end of the season and throughout the playoffs. With the postseason nearing, he is ready to make up for lost time by making a difference during the Giants’ playoff run.

“I am very excited. I wasn’t in it last year, and it was hard to watch. I learned a lot from just watching. Learning what the gameplay looks like and how the guys are when the playoffs come around. I am very excited. That’s the best time of our lives. Competing for a championship is something that no one will take for granted.”

The one thing that sticks out about Halaburda’s game is that he never takes a shift off. Even going back to last season, he is a player who doesn’t give up on the play, regardless of the score. His style of play should shine in the playoffs and help him garner a bit more buzz from the scouts in attendance. A projected later-round pick, “Bird,” as he is nicknamed, is going to be a great selection for whichever organization calls his name in the upcoming draft.

By Adam Kierszenblat

Covering the Vancouver Giants for the Area 51 Sports Network

49 thoughts on “Ty Halaburda Ready For NHL Draft & First Crack At WHL Playoffs”
  1. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly.I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve triedit in two different internet browsers and bothshow the same results.

  2. I blog quite often and I truly appreciateyour content. This great article has really peaked my interest.I’m going to take a note of your blog and keep checking fornew details about once a week. I subscribed to yourFeed too.

  3. When some one searches for his vital thing, therefore he/she wishes to be available that in detail, thus that thing is maintainedover here.

  4. Ahaa, its pleasant conversation on the topic of this paragraph here at this blog,I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting at this place.

  5. Precisely what a man of potential! You have the capability to compose great issues that you can’t locate everywhere. to envy

  6. What’s Taking place i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It absolutely helpful and it has aided me outloads. I hope to give a contribution & assistdifferent users like its helped me. Good job.

  7. When I originally commented I clicked the « Notify me when new comments are added » checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  8. Great post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further.Many thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *