Americans Acquire Kennewick-Native Vickerman from Giants

John Allen

Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has acquired 17-year-old forward Taylor Vickerman from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the 2015 Bantam Draft.

Vickerman, a 6’1 180-pound left wing from Kennewick, Washington, spent his rookie WHL season with the Giants last year, appearing in 52 games and compiling four goals, 9 points and 18 penalty minutes.  Originally a 6th round (112th overall) pick by Vancouver in the 2011 Bantam Draft, Vickerman played with the Cleveland Barons Minor Midget team in 2011-12, registering 13 goals and 28 assists in 61 games, before making his WHL debut on September 21, 2012.  Vickerman also participated in the USA Hockey Select U-17 Festival this summer and finished fourth overall in camp scoring after notching three goals and 8 points in 5 games.  Vickerman was also rated #105 in the most-recent edition of Red Line’s Top Prospects report for the 2014 NHL Draft.

“Taylor is a player who will bring size and grit to our line-up,” explained Tory.  “His addition addresses a need on our depth chart at the 1996-age group and creates a very competitive environment at our training camp, as we now have more forwards than roster spots available.”

Tri-City Americans season tickets are now available for the 2013-14 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
Bill (a Giants fan)
Taylor Vickerman is a well rounded forward and will be a good addition to the Americans line-up. His gritty play will be sorely missed by the Vancouver Giants.
Aug 26, 2013 - 02:55 PM
J. Bareiss
Congrats on getting a homeboy.
Aug 23, 2013 - 07:43 PM

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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
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Brian Williams 3 2 5 4
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