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Tri-City Americans Trade Chynoweth to Kootenay Ice

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Tri-City Americans have traded 18-year-old forward Ryan Chynoweth to the Kootenay Ice in exchange for a 5th round pick in the 2014 Bantam Draft.

Ryan's father Jeff is the President and General Manager of the Ice. 

Following today's moves, Tri-City's roster now sits at 26 players, including 16 forwards, 8 defenseman and 2 goaltenders.

 Chynoweth, a 6'1 175-pound center from Cranbrook, British Columbia, was acquired by Tri-City in October of last season, coming over from the Everett Silvertips.  After appearing in 4 games for Everett in the 2012-13 season, Chynoweth went on to play in 33 games for Tri-City, totaling a goal, 4 points and 41 penalty minutes.  So far this season, Chynoweth has appeared in all 3 games for Tri-City, picking up an assist and 4 penalty minutes.  Between Everett and Tri-City, the third-year WHL forward has appeared in 107 WHL games, and has collected 3 goals, 13 points and 92 penalty minutes.

 "With an abundance of forwards, we felt that a situation for Ryan in Kootenay was best for his development as a player," explained Tory.  "We thank Ryan for his commitment, dedication, and work ethic to our team and we wish him all the best as he gets to play in his hometown."

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