Tyler Moss was born on June 29, 1975 in Ottawa, Ontario. The six feet tall goalie was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round, 29th overall of the 1993 entry draft. After spending three years with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL, Moss began his pro-hockey career as property of the Lightning with the Atlanta Knights of the IHL. He never got to play with the Lightning, but played his first NHL game in 1997-98 with the Calgary Flames. He hung around in the Flames organization for a couple of years before being traded with Rene Corbet to Pittsburgh Penguins for Brad Werenka in 2000. He then signed with the Carolina Hurricanes, playing 12 games in 2000-01 and later on signed with the Vancouver Canucks. In 2004 Moss was traded by the Canucks to the Edmonton Oilers for Peter Sarno. He continued to play in their minor league system, spending time in Toronto and later in Edmonton.