Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has signed 16-year-old prospect Maxwell James to a standard WHL Players Contract.
a 6’3 215-pound forward from Kamloops, British Columbia, recently
concluded his first season with the Thompson Blazers Midget AAA of the
British Columbia Major Midget League. In 40 games this season, James
collected 4 goals, 12 points and 69 penalty minutes. James was
originally drafted by Tri-City in the 6th round (131st overall) in the
2012 Bantam Draft. With James’ signing today, the Americans have now
inked their top-six picks from the 2012 Bantam Draft, joining Parker
Wotherspoon, Braden Purtill, Tyler Fraser, Ty Comrie and Evan Sarthou.
has shown tremendous commitment and dedication since last year’s camp,”
stated Americans’ Prospect Development Coach/Head Scout Barclay
Parneta. “This has resulted in maturation on the ice that is evident in
his goal to become a WHL player.”
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)