Ams' Kruise Reddick is 2010-2011 CaptainPosted: Updated:
Reddick, who will be entering his fifth and final season with the Americans, is coming off his second 20+ goal, 50+ point season. In 252 career games for Tri-City, the Manor, Saskatchewan-native has registered 71 goals and 197 points. Reddick is a career plus-59 and enters the 2010-11 season ranked inside the Americans' all-time top-20 in games played (252-13th), goals (71-20th), assists (126-14th) and points (197-16th). Originally listed by Tri-City in July of 2005, Reddick played his first full WHL season in 2006-07, making his WHL debut on September 23, 2006 vs. the Kelowna Rockets.
"It's an indescribable, amazing honor and I'm really excited for it," expressed Reddick. "It's a childhood dream come true." "It hasn't really sunk in yet, but I'm ready for the challenge, the added pressure and being that go-to guy in the locker room," Reddick continued. "I've had great examples to learn from over the past four seasons."
"Kruise epitomizes all of the qualities you'd expect to have in a leader, both on and off the ice," Tory explained. "The captain is a person who believes in his team and his teammates. He is the one who stands in front, the person who inspires others by his actions…as a former list player, Kruise knows what it takes to lead by example."
"It was a great playoff run and Kruise was front and center, providing leadership and a number of timely goals," said Tri-City coach Jim Hiller. "As our thoughts begin to focus on next season, Kruise has demonstrated all the qualities required to be an outstanding captain."