Tyler Brickler

Tyler Brickler (born January 27, 1991) is a Korean American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for High1 in the Asia League Ice Hockey (AL).

Brickler was born in Chicago, Illinois to an American father and a South Korean mother. Brickler played minor ice hockey for the Chicago Mission AAA Hockey Club in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League (T1EHL), before being selected by the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NTDP) Final 40 Camp Roster. After attending the camp, Brickler signed as a free agent to play for the Lincoln Stars in the USHL and was selected by current Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper to play for the USA U17 National Team in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Five Nations Tournament in Prague, Czech Republic, where the team won silver. Brickler then continued to play Junior A hockey for the Green Mountain Glades (EJHL), the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL), and the Westside Warriors (BCHL), before accepting a scholarship to play NCAA Division I Ice Hockey for the UMass Lowell River Hawks in the Hockey East Conference. He then transferred to the State University of New York – SUNY Geneseo where he played NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the remainder of his college career in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). Brickler was the top scorer for his team the last two seasons and led SUNY Geneseo to their first ever Frozen Four appearance in 2014, by scoring a natural hat trick in a 3-2 comeback victory over Norwich University.

After graduating SUNY Geneseo, Brickler was invited by the Korea Ice Hockey Association to attend the South Korea Men’s National Ice Hockey Team Evaluation Camp in March 2015. Being ineligible to play in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships, Brickler then signed as a free agent with the High1 Ice Hockey Team. Brickler in his first season with High1 finished among the top in league rookie and team scoring.