Tyler's Athletic Performance Story

We asked Tyler a few questions after accompanying him to one of his Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) Sports Medicine & Athletic Performance (SMAP) workout sessions.

Tyler weight-training at OMC's SMAP facility

How's your experience been with OMC's Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance services?

My experience at Olmsted Medical Center has been great. The [SMAP] faculty is awesome and supportive. The facilities are top-of-the-line, which has had a direct correlation to my increase in strength and agility. I like that I can come in and know that I’m going to be pushed hard and make gains.

Why did you pick OMC Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance?

I wanted to have a personal trainer that would push me and I wanted to have more of a private setting.

What makes OMC’s SMAP hockey program different?

The hockey program is something I never got to experience when I was younger. The hockey treadmill is one of the best things you can do to improve skating. The synthetic ice is a spot where you can improve your shot, stick handling, and passing—but not a lot of training centers offer it. The other thing that I think makes OMC SMAP different is that they are teaching kids to correctly lift weights.

What were your fitness goals at the beginning of the summer?

My goals were to gain muscle and weight and to push myself every day.

Describe your plan to meet your goals.

My plan was to come in every day and give 100%. By doing that, I knew I would meet my goals.

Did you meet your goals?

Yes, I gained about 10 pounds and gained more muscle tone.

Overall, what did you learn from your time at OMC SMAP?

At OMC SMAP I learned that if I had someone there watching me and pushing me, then I would push myself and make incredible gains. I had a great experience and recommend it.

Tyler agility-training at OMC's SMAP facility

What advice would you share with younger players?

Advice I would give to younger players is to out-work everyone on and off the ice. Do something when no one is watching.

Tyler Vesel's Stats

OMC SMAP's Dan Heubsch (L) and Tyler (R)

Born: 1994

Drafted: 2014

Postion: C

Shoots: Left

Height: 5' 11"

Weight: 180 lbs