Congratulations to defenseman Tyler Tucker!

The Flint Firebirds player has signed a three-year NHL contract with the St. Louis Blues on March 1st, which just happened to be his birthday, too. He was chosen by the Blues in the NHL draft of 2018, 200th overall.

The Firebirds have sent 18 players from the OHL to the NHL since the team's inception in 2015.

The team itself is on its way to the playoffs for the second time; they play Owen Sound and the Windsor Spitfires this week, wrapping up their regular season on March 18th by playing the Saginaw Spirit. For game and playoff tickets, click HERE.