Americans Take Czech Forward Illes in 2013 CHL Import Draft

KENNEWICK, WA - Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the club has selected 17-year-old forward Jakub Illes in today’s Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.
 
With the 43rd overall pick of the 2013 Draft, the Americans added a big forward by selecting Illes, a 6’2 185 lb. center from the Czech Republic.  The 17-year-old spent the 2012-13 season with the HC Vitkovice U18 and U20 clubs, playing in a total of 50 games while collecting 11 goals, 27 points and 38 penalty minutes.  Additionally, he played in four games for the Czech Republic at the World U-19 Hockey Challenge, tallying no points and two penalty minutes. He will be eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft.

“Our scouts identified Jakub as a player with very good potential,” explained Tory.  “He is a big center who plays a strong puck possession game. Jukub has a tremendous work ethic and will fit in well with our hockey club.”

Tri-City Americans season ticket plans are now available for the 2013-14 season.  Season ticket plans can be purchased using several, convenient monthly payment schedules after a one-time service charge.  Call 509.736.0606, visit AmsHockey.com or drop by the Americans offices' at the bottom level of the Toyota Center for more information.


Jakub Illes Regular Season Stats                
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-
2009-10 HC Vitkovice U16 Czech U16 8 3 0 3 4 -1
2010-11 HC Vitkovice U16 Czech U16 34 25 29 54 18 56
  HC Vitkovice U18 Czech U18 5 0 0 0 0 -2
2011-12 HC Vitkovice U18 Czech U18 28 11 11 22 76 22
2012-13 HC Vitkovice U18 Czech U18 16 4 9 13 16 8
  HC Vitkovice U20 Czech U20 34 7 7 14 22 12


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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
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Prince George Cougars 72 27 37 3 5 62
Kamloops Blazers 72 14 53 2 3 33
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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
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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
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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