Myers's 66-inch long stick makes it challenging for opposing forwards to browse. (Getty Images)

"Tough to say," he said. "That was a very long time back. I do not know if that is a concern for me."

Myers played 5 complete seasons in Buffalo before being traded to Winnipeg in February 2015 in a deal that sent out Evander Kane to the Sabres.

During his time with the Jets, where a lower-body injury limited him to just 11 games during the 2016-17 season, Myers had 29 goals and 85 assists while balancing 21:40 minutes of ice per game.

Canucks coach Travis Green likes the size Myers has brought to the Vancouver back end plus his capability to play on the power play.

"I don't believe we speak about (Myers) like he's got to get 40 to 50 points," Green stated. "We just desire him to play great solid hockey and the points will come.

"I remember there was a time 10 or 15 video games into the season when he had not scored. I pulled him aside and informed him he was playing actually well, do not tension about the goals and helps. Just play excellent strong hockey and advantages will occur."

Myers comprehends his agreement brings expectations.

"Coming into a new team you wish to succeed," he said. "You try to get out of the gate quick.

"Coming into this year I've had the experience of being around for a while. I understand how to handle things. I approach each video game the very same method I have the last few years."

At six-foot-eight, Vancouver defenceman Tyler Myers is not hard to choose on the ice.(Getty Images)Myers came to the Canucks after five seasons with the Winnipeg Jets. In 47 games with Vancouver he has 4 objectives, 7 assists and 58 hits while averaging 21 minutes, 41 seconds in ice time. He is second on the team with 72 blocked shots and 29 takeaways.

Making the transition from how the Jets played to the Canucks' method of doing things hasn't always been smooth.

"Coming in you do not realize just how much a different system can be implanted in your muscle memory," he stated. "You don't recognize how much you are simply used to doing other things.

"There is a change you need to focus on psychologically. You have to watch some video and make that modification and try as quick as possible."

On the ice, Myers doesn't make flashy plays like rookie defenceman Quinn Hughes, but he's had a role in the Canucks ending up being a legitimate playoff contender.

"He's added a lot," veteran defenceman Chris Tanev stated. "He's a really big rangy person, skates truly well. He has some offence in his game and gets up the ice.

"He's a clever player. He's a huge man with a long stick and a truly great stick. He does a great deal of things the typical fans doesn't see. How he alters plays just by his stick placement or knocking pucks out of the air."

Some fans were important when the Canucks signed Myers to a five-year, $30-million US agreement. The criticism grew louder when he didn't score a goal until 29 video games into the season.

Ever since, Myers scored two goals and added an assist in a Dec. 29 win over Calgary and notched the video game winner in a 2-1 triumph over the New York Rangers on Jan. 4.

"It always feels great to score," Myers said. "To do it on a brand-new group brings a little additional emotion."

Myers was chosen 12th general by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2008 draft. He played all 82 video games during the 2009-10 season where he scored 11 goals and 37 points and won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.

Those were the most goals and assists Myers has registered in a season. He shrugged when asked if his novice campaign might have raised expectations over his scoring capability.

Tyler Myers notes off some of the nicknames he's obtained.

" Big Easy, Big Tags," the Vancouver defenceman stated with a chuckle.

Keep in mind a pattern?

When you stand six-foot-eight in sock feet, big ends up being part of your description. The only person taller in the NHL is Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara.

Couple Myers's long reach with a stick that is 66 inches long and he becomes a really tough man to get around. Or get away from.

" Certainly, with as long a reach I have, as long a stick, I wish to make that an advantage for me," Myers said. "The faster I can close on men, the faster I can get my stick out there and get a stick and attempt on the puck."

For the majority of his profession the 229-pound Myers has actually been more of a finesse player, however since signing with the Canucks last summer as a complimentary agent he's tried to become more physical.

"There are situations where I'm able to reach up until now, I'm able to get stick on puck (and) there might not be that chance to engage the body," stated the 29-year-old who was born in Houston, Tex., however matured in Calgary. "I seem like as my career has gone on I've gotten more physical.

"Especially this year I attempted to execute that in my game a bit more. I think it's a huge part of our identity here in Vancouver, playing a physical game and making it tough for other teams to enter into tighter areas."

At six-foot-eight, Vancouver defenceman Tyler Myers is not tough to choose out on the ice.(Getty Images)Myers came to the Canucks after 5 seasons with the Winnipeg Jets."It always feels excellent to rating," Myers said. Those were the most objectives and assists Myers has actually signed up in a season."I don't think we talk about (Myers) like he's got to get 40 to 50 points," Green said.