Americans Sign 2013 First Round Pick Parker AuCoin

Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the club has signed 2013 first round bantam draft pick, Parker AuCoin to a standard WHL Players Contract.  Tri-City selected AuCoin with their first selection (15th overall) in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, held on May 2.

A native of Calgary, Alberta, AuCoin became the first forward taken by Tri-City in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft since current Americans’ forward Connor Rankin (2009), and just the 10th forward selected by the club in the opening round.  Former first round forward draft picks by the Americans include Rankin (2009), Jason Gardiner (2006), Joel Broda (2004), Jonathan Toews (2003), Ian McDonald (2000), Eric Johansson (1997), Tim Green (1996), Terry Ryan (1992) and Mark Stephan (1991).

Listed at 6’0 and 176 pounds, AuCoin posted impressive numbers in his bantam year.  Serving as the team captain of the Calgary Northstar Sabres, AuCoin appeared in 33 regular season games and totaled 63 goals and 87 points.  AuCoin’s 63 goals this season was second most in Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League history, second only to current Portland Winterhawks forward Ty Rattie’s mark of 75 in 2007-08, while finishing 3rd in the AMBHL scoring race.  Including the post-season and tournament play, AuCoin racked up 91 goals in 56 games, totaling 135 points and 61 penalty minutes.  Additionally, AuCoin was named an AMBHL South Division All-Star and South Division MVP.

“Parker is a pure goal scorer and an elite player in his draft class,” Tory expressed.  “We are excited that he and his family have selected our program for his hockey development and pursuit of his goals.  We look forward to seeing him at training camp in August.”

“I couldn’t be happier…it’s always been a dream of mine,” explained AuCoin.  “I’m excited to go to camp and play there very soon.”

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.

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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
  • 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