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Tri-City Americans Name Assistant Captains for 2014-15 Season

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by Tri-City Americans Media Relations

Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans' Governor & General Manager Bob Tory announced Friday that Americans' Lucas Nickles, Beau McCue and Brandon Carlo have been named the assistant captains for the 2014-15 season. 

Nickles, a native of Salmon Arm, B.C., is about to begin his fourth season with the Americans. The 20-year-old forward has played 193 WHL games, scoring 28 goals and 66 points. He has also played in 21 playoff games, recording two assists. Nickles led the team with four goals in the 2014 preseason.

McCue, from Colorado Springs, CO, is entering his third season with the Americans and has played in 126 games in an Ams sweater. He recorded career-highs last year with 20 goals and assists while playing in all 72 games. He has 37 goals and 69 points in his WHL career.

Carlo, also hailing from Colorado Springs, CO, is entering his sophomore season with the Americans after a great rookie campaign. The 6'5” defenseman played in 71 games last season, recording three goals and 13 points. Carlo was named to the 2015 watch list as a top prospect by NHL Central Scouting and will participate in the USA Hockey All-American Prospects game on Sept. 25 in Buffalo, N.Y.

“Leadership is important to any successful team,” Tri-City Americans Head Coach Mike Williamson said. “The players that will wear the letters along with other individuals on the team to make up a strong leadership group. I am confident they will lead by example, work hard on a daily basis and ensure that everyone is doing things the right way.”

There will also be other players involved in the leadership group during the course of the season.  “These players should be honored to carry on a strong tradition of leadership,” stated Tory.