KENNEWICK -- The Tri-City Americans signed third-round pick Tyler Fraser, reuniting the young defenseman with blueline partner Parker Wotherspoon, who signed last week.
Fraser was the Americans' third pick overall of last month's WHL bantam draft.
Fraser, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound native of Surrey, British Columbia, was captain of the Cloverdale Colts bantam AAA team last season. He finished the season with 11 goals, 23 assists and a plus-53 rating.
"We had had Tyler rated extremely high for the draft and felt fortunate that he was available to us in the third round," Americans general manager Bob Tory said.