Tyler Nicklaus (otherwise known as "Tyler Fury") is a former goaltender for the Ultimate Royals, who played for them as a backup to Varo Rukt, and later a starter goalie, for 12 seasons in the SHL. Tyler has won two cups in his lifetime during the 2005-2006 Season and 2007-2008 Season and is known to be one of the "SHL's greatest" goalies. Known for his wide style of goaltending strategies and athletic play, Tyler is highly recognized as a sturdy netminder. He also won the Greene Trophy during the 2011-2012 Season for his amazing netminding talent, and posting 21 shutouts in a single season, a record that was later surpassed by Buck Kampra during the 2014-2015 Season, with 22.
During the 2015-2016 Season, where Ultimate failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, Tyler announced his retirement, oding it to his "questionable playing skill" he himself stated, noting that he was on a decline the last three years of his career. Tyson Schauss, his backup netminder, has looked up to Tyler as a "big brother" and a notable coach at that. His number was retired in Ultimate's first game of the 2016-2017 Season, a 5-3 victory.
Tyler has stated his favourite part of his career was his rivalry with Buck Kampra in the first half of his career, stating "we were both backups once, desperate to get into the main position. Look at us now, and look at what we can accomplish."
Among the many accolades he has achieved, Tyler has won the Greene Trophy as player of the year, and the Goliath Ironwall Trophy as best goalie, during the 2011-2012 Season, in addition to winning the Majestic Trophy as league MVP the same year, and Phillips Trophy as an exceptional player who displays conduct, leadership, and high degree of sportsmanship.
- Two-time SHL Cup Champion: 2006, 2008
- Greene Trophy Winner: 2012
- Goliath Ironwall Trophy Winner: 2012
- Phillips Trophy Exceptional Player Winner: 2012
- Majestic Trophy MVP Winner: 2012
- Soundwave Trophy Winner: 2009
- Ultimate Royals all time leader in wins (224) and shutouts (78)
- Ultimate Royals leader in shutouts in one season (21)
- 2nd most shutouts in a season (21, behind Buck Kampra with 22)
- Only goalie in league history to play 50 games in one season