Tyler Bunz Returns To Oklahoma City

Photo by Steven Christy

On April 18th, as the AHL regular season came to an end, Tyler Bunz gave us his farewells via his twitter account. Bunz, a player that is easy to root for, has had a wild two seasons both in terms of injury (horrific throat incident) and placement (played 13 games with ECHL Bakersfield Condors, 17 games with ECHL Wichita Thunder, 7 with the Oklahoma City Barons, and 1 with the Edmonton Oilers). The rollercoaster ride has been wild and woolly for the 23 year old tender from St. Albert.

His farewell was kind-hearted, which further explains why he is easy to root for. He said:

We tweeted our appreciation in return. And it seemed that we would no longer get the opportunity to see Bunz play in Oklahoma City again. Until…

Apparently Tyler Bunz is back in the OKC fold. Richard Bachman, Laurent Brossoit, and Ty Rimmer have been the three postseason goaltenders listed on the official team roster. Rimmer has yet to play a minute, but is no doubt a part of the practice rotation. With the return of Tyler Bunz who have to wonder whom might be injured or what might be happening with Rimmer. I won’t speculate any further. Officially – as of 11:00am on May 5th – the OKC Barons have four official goaltenders. That is never a bad thing, really it isn’t.