KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Medicine Hat Tigers have traded the rights to 17-year-old left winger Devon McAndrews to the Tri-City Americans for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2014 Western Hockey League bantam draft.
"Devon is a big power forward with a huge upside," Tri-City general manager Bob Tory said in a news release. "We hope that, after conversations with Devon and his family, he decides to join our program."
McAndrews, a 6-foot-3, 200-pounder from Edmonton, Alberta, spent the 2011-12 season competing as a member of the SSAC Athletics Midget AAA team, appearing in 30 games and collecting 8 goals, 17 points and 57 penalty minutes.
He was signed as a listed player by the Tigers and participated this season in the Tigers' training camp before joining the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He has appeared in eight games for the Saints, collecting 1 assist and 14 penalty minutes.
The Americans (1-3) will head back out on the road for a match-up with the Everett Silvertips on Wednesday. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at Comcast Arena. The game is available via WHL Live at the Americans' home away from home, Kimo's Sports Restaurant in Richland, starting at 7 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on NewsTalk 870 AM, starting with the Sterling Bank Warm-up Show at 6:45 p.m.