Myers is second-tallest in NHL

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- He's not only tall, he's a top prospect. And now rookie Tyler Myers is on the team.

After a stellar 2008-09 season at Kelowna, where he led the Rockets to the WHL championship and was named the league's playoff MVP, Myers -- Buffalo's top pick in the 2008 draft (12th overall) -- is on the Sabres' 23-man roster that was announced Wednesday afternoon.

"I came into camp telling myself that I'm going to compete as hard as I can for a spot on the team," Myers said.

Myers, 19, signed a three-year entry level contract in May, and under NHL rules, the first year won't kick in until he plays his 10th NHL game this season.

At 6-foot-8, Myers is an inch shorter than Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who is the NHL's tallest player.