Americans Ink Defensive Prospect Kurtis Rutledge

Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has signed 16-year-old prospect Kurtis Rutledge to a standard WHL Players Contract.

Rutledge, a 6’2 175-pound defenseman from Calgary, Alberta, played last season with the Calgary Flames of the Alberta Midget Hockey League, playing in 15 games and collecting 1 goal, 6 points and 12 penalty minutes.  Originally drafted by Tri-City in the 8th round (163rd overall) of the 2012 Bantam Draft, Rutledge becomes the 8th member of the Americans’ 2012 Draft class to sign with the club.  Combined with Jordan Topping’s signing from last Thursday, Tri-City has now signed its top-6 picks and 8 of their first 9 selections from the 2012 Draft.

“Since drafting (Kurtis), he has continued to trend upwards in his play and development,” explained Barclay Parneta, the Americans’ Prospect Development Coach/Head Scout.  “His hard work paid off with his selection to the Team Pacific U-17 Top-40 camp earlier this summer and we look forward watching his continued development into a WHL defender.”

Fresh off their first three pre-season games of the year, Tri-City (0-3-0-0) will now prepare to host their own Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament this weekend at the Toyota Center.  The tournament kicks off on Thursday night, as the host Americans take on the Kootenay Ice.  Game time is 7:05 p.m.  For a full tournament schedule, visit the Americans’ website at www.amshockey.com.  Tickets are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Toyota Center box office, all Fred Meyer locations or online at ticketmaster.com.

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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
Taylor Vickerman 0 0 0 0
Brian Williams 3 2 5 4
Parker Wotherspoon 0 2 2 2
Standings
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  • East Division |
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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