Americans Acquire Blades’ Jessey Astles

Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has acquired 20-year-old forward Jessey Astles from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for a conditional 6th round pick in the 2014 Bantam Draft.

Astles, a 6’2 205-pound left wing from Coquitlam, British Columbia, spent last season with the MasterCard Memorial Cup host Blades, but was limited to one goal and one assist in just 26 games in 2012-13 after suffering a wrist injury in November.  Originally a 6th round (120th overall) pick by the Kelowna Rockets in the 2008 Bantam Draft, Astles made his WHL debut in 2009-10 and played three full seasons with the Rockets before being traded to Saskatoon last May.  In all, Astles appeared in 157 games for the Rockets, collecting six goals, 16 points and 241 penalty minutes.  Astles also has 27 playoff games to his credit, split between Kelowna and Saskatoon, recording three goals and four points.

“I have watched Jessey since his time in Kelowna and have appreciated his game and have tried to acquire him a couple of times in the past,” explained Tory.  “He will bring an important element to our team and we look forward to Jessey joining our club in August for training camp.”

Tri-City Americans season tickets are now available for the 2012-13 season.  Season ticket plans can be purchased by using several, convenient monthly payment schedules.  Call 509.736.0606, visit AmsHockey.com or drop by the Americans offices’ at the bottom level of the Toyota Center for more information.

Comments
Steve Higgins
Very nice pick up for your club, Jesse showed alot of heart and desire in rehab. Wish i could watch him in Saskatoon again next year.
Jun 12, 2013 - 02:54 PM

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Playoff Stats

Goalie GP W SO GAA SV%
Eric Comrie 5 1 0 3.46 0.917
Evan Sarthou 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
Player G A PTS PIM
Jessey Astles 1 0 1 2
Parker Bowles 1 2 3 4
Brandon Carlo 0 1 1 8
Ty Comrie 0 0 0 0
Jordan Davies 0 0 0 0
Morgan Geekie 0 0 0 0
Matthew Gelinas 0 0 0 0
Justin Gutierrez 1 3 4 2
Justin Hamonic 1 0 1 6
Riley Hillis 0 0 0 0
Justin Marreck 0 0 0 0
Devon McAndrews 0 0 0 0
Beau McCue 0 1 1 0
Lucas Nickles 0 0 0 4
Jackson Playfair 0 0 0 2
Michal Plutnar 0 0 0 2
Braden Purtill 0 0 0 2
Rodney Southam 0 0 0 0
Josh Thrower 0 0 0 5
Mitch Topping 0 2 2 4
Philip Tot 3 4 7 0
Taylor Vickerman 0 0 0 0
Brian Williams 3 2 5 4
Parker Wotherspoon 0 2 2 2
Standings
  • B.C. Division |
  • Central Division |
  • East Division |
  • U.S. Division |
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Kelowna Rockets 72 57 11 0 4 118
Victoria Royals 72 48 20 1 3 100
Vancouver Giants 72 32 29 7 4 75
Prince George Cougars 72 27 37 3 5 62
Kamloops Blazers 72 14 53 2 3 33
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Edmonton Oil Kings 72 50 19 2 1 103
Calgary Hitmen 72 48 17 3 4 103
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 44 24 3 1 92
Kootenay Ice 72 39 28 2 3 83
Red Deer Rebels 72 35 32 1 4 75
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 12 55 2 3 29
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Regina Pats 72 39 26 4 3 85
Swift Current Broncos 72 38 25 3 6 85
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 34 29 6 3 77
Prince Albert Raiders 72 35 32 3 2 75
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 21 42 3 6 51
Saskatoon Blades 72 16 51 2 3 37
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Portland Winterhawks 72 54 13 2 3 113
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 41 25 2 4 88
Everett Silvertips 72 39 23 7 3 88
Spokane Chiefs 72 40 26 3 3 86
Tri-City Americans 72 29 33 4 6 68