Cammarata named Dave Tyler recipient

Aaron Vickers2013 Draft Center

Waterloo Black Hawks standout and USHL Player of the Year Taylor Cammarata has another honor to add in his draft eligible season.

The 5-foot-7, 157-pound offensive dynamo was named USA Hockey’s Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year, presented to the top American-born player in junior hockey this season.

Cammarata had 38 goals and 93 points in 59 games played for the Black Hawks this season, the second-highest point total recorded since the league was designated Tier 1 by USA Hockey in 2002. In addition to his USHL Player of the Year nod, he earned USHL Forward of the Year and All-USHL First Team honor.

The award is named after Dave Tyler, who served 12 years as the President of the United States Hockey League before serving on USA Hockey’s Board of Directors for 32 seasons, including the last 25 as vice president.

The Plymouth, MN product is 140th in Future Considerations’ final ranking for the 2013 NHL Draft.