October 17, 1986|
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)|
Stoney Creek Generals|
Hartford Wolf Pack
HC TWK Innsbruck
Tyler Donati (born October 17, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right wing, currently playing for the Brampton Beast of the ECHL. Tyler is the identical twin of hockey player Justin Donati, only older than Justin by 7 minutes. Though neither brother has been drafted, both attended the Detroit Red Wings rookie camp in 2006.
On January 8, 2005 Tyler, along with brother Justin Donati, was acquired from the Oshawa Generals to the Toronto St. Michael's Majors for Cal Clutterbuck. Tyler played alongside of Justin on the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the OHL, but this was ended when Tyler was traded to the Belleville Bulls. Tyler and his brother both attended the Detroit Red Wings rookie camp as non-draft invitees in August/September 2006 and played well, both producing points regularly throughout the tournament games. His 2010-11 season with the Elmira Jackals was cut short after being side-lined due to shoulder surgery.
On May 23, 2012, Donati left for Europe to join Vålerenga Ishockey of the GET-ligaen in Oslo, Norway. After two seasons abroad, Donati returned to his home province of Ontario, in signing a one-year deal with the Brampton Beast of the ECHL on September 15, 2014.
Tyler and his brother Justin are actively involved in the "points for Cancer" fund, with money for each point either Donati scores being matched by their respective hockey clubs going to research to find a cure for ovarian cancer. They joined this organization because their mother Corinne was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003. Despite their mother dying in July 2006, the brothers continue "points for Cancer" fundraising in her name.
|2004–05||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||28||9||8||17||12||10||2||5||7||0|
|2005–06||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||68||36||36||72||50||4||1||2||3||2|
|2005–06||Motor City Mechanics||UHL||4||0||1||1||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale||AHL||9||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||HC TWK Innsbruck||EBEL||53||18||33||51||10||—||—||—||—||—|
- 2009–10 CCM U+ ECHL Most Valuable Player
- 2009–10 Leading Scorer
- "Donati twins in Innsbruck!". haifischbecken.at (in German). 2013-05-26. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
- "Beast sign former ECHL MVP Tyler Donati". Brampton Beast. 2014-09-15. Retrieved 2014-09-15.
- Inscoe, Robin (October 21, 2014). "Donati re-introduces Points for Cancer campaign". bramptonguardian.com. Retrieved September 12, 2018.