Tyson Sexsmith

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 204
Birth Place: Calgary, Alberta
Draft: 2007 3rd round (91st pick) by the
  • Purdy: My five most memorable athletes and coaches

    Purdy: My five most memorable athletes and coaches

    Mark Purdy, who has been a sports columnist for this newspaper since 1984, will retire from that job in August. He is writing a series of columns recounting the most memorable elements of his four decades as a sports journalist. This time: Most memorable athletes and coaches. Making lists is such a cheap way to write a column. Making lists is the haven of the desperate journalist. Welcome to the corner of cheap and desperate. I can tell you, however, there is one line of questioning I hear often from friends and relatives and complete strangers in sports bars who are Raiders fans and have had too much to drink. The line of questioning usually goes like this: “Who is the best athlete you covered?

  • Blackhawks' Tommy Wingels suffers foot fracture
    Chicago Tribune

    Blackhawks' Tommy Wingels suffers foot fracture

    The Chicago Blackhawks are already hobbling.  The team announced Friday that forward Tommy Wingels, who signed a one-year, free-agent contract with the Hawks earlier this month, suffered a left foot fracture during offseason training. "We anticipate a full recovery in six to eight weeks and in time for training camp," Hawks team physician Michael Terry said in a statement. "We do not anticipate any long-term issues.” Born in Evanston and raised in Wilmette, the 29-year-old Wingels spent his first five-plus seasons with the San Jose Sharks before finishing the 2016-17 campaign as a member of the Ottawa Senators. Wingels, who is expected to fill a role on the Hawks' third or fourth lines, has 53

  • Development the standard for Sharks success in 2017-18
    Fear The Fin

    Development the standard for Sharks success in 2017-18

    The San Jose Sharks should not define success in the 2017-18 season in terms of playoff performance. That’s not to suggest that winning the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in its 27th season would be unwelcome, but that certainly should not be the standard. At least, it shouldn’t be as the team is currently constructed. A big acquisition, which General Manager Doug Wilson has said he’s open to, could change that. But we looked at possible lineups yesterday, and it’s difficult to see how the team is better than the one the Edmonton Oilers eliminated in six games in April. Its top center, Joe Thornton, is a 38-year-old coming off of significant knee surgery and his worst season since the turn of