The Victoria Grizzlies announced Yesterday that the club will retire former Grizzlies Captain Tyler Bozak’s number 11 jersey on Friday, January 10th When the Grizzlies host the Cowichan Capitals at the Q Centre. Game time is 7:00 p.m.
The night will include a video tribute, a special ceremony, as well as videos sent in from Tyler Bozak.
Bozak spent three seasons with the Grizzlies/Salsa franchise and put up a whopping 228 points (91 goals,137 assists) in 170 BCHL games, good enough for 3rd all time in franchise points. Prior to signing a PTO with the Toronto Mapleleafs, Tyler played 2 seasons for the University of Denver.
In the 2009-10 NHL season, the Regina native played his first NHL game with the Toronto Mapleleafs. Bozak then went on to play 8 more seasons in Toronto before signing a three-year contract with the St-louis Blues in the 2018 offseason, a move that proved to pay off.
After his first season with the Blues, he can now call himself a Stanley cup champion, and one of the greatest Victoria Grizzlie’s of all time.