A pair of Tri-City Americans were taken on the second day of the NHL draft, with Brooks Macek selected in the sixth round by the Detroit Red Wings and Patrick Holland in the seventh round by the Calgary Flames.
The pair of 18-year-old forwards are the first Americans drafted since Chet Pickard and Eric Mestery were taken in 2008, giving the franchise 55 players taken in the NHL draft.
Macek was second on the Ams in scoring with 21 goals and 73 points, adding six goals and 17 points in the postseason as Tri-Cities reached the WHL finals before finishing second to the Calgary Hitmen.
Holland was named the Ams' rookie of the year after scoring 36 points.
"Both of these kids have done a tremendous job of working towards their goals while admirably representing their team and their community," said Ams GM Bob Tory.
In all, 43 players were chosen from the WHL, including seven that went in Friday's first round -- three of the top six picks.