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KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has acquired 19-year-old forward Philip Tot from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a 5th round pick in the 2013 Bantam Draft and a 2nd round pick in the 2014 Draft.
Tot, a 6’2 200-pound left wing from Calgary, Alberta, has spent his entire WHL career with the Hurricanes, who drafted him 18th overall in the 2008 Bantam Draft. In three years, Tot has compiled 23 goals, 76 points and 90 penalty minutes in 175 WHL games. Tot is coming off a career year in 2011-12, in which he notched personal bests in games played (61), goals (14), assists (31) and points (45), while finishing third in overall team scoring. Tot, with a ‘late birthday’, went undrafted in the 2012 NHL Draft after being ranked 100th among North American skaters in Central Scouting Services’ final rankings.
“With a shortage of quality ’93-born forwards in the league this year, I felt that this was a trade we had to pursue,” explained Tory. “We graduated a lot of quality forwards from last year’s club and to be able to add a top-6 forward to our mix in mid-August is huge for our club.”
Tory continued by saying that “(Philip) brings size and skill to our line-up. With experience playing on Lethbridge’s top line and on special teams, I look forward to Phil making an immediate impact on our club.”
Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced Tuesday they have traded veteran Forward Phil Tot to the Tri-City Americans for a 5th round pick in 2013 and a 2nd round pick in 2014.
The Lethbridge Hurricanes would like to thank Phil for his contributions on and off the ice the past three seasons. We were able to fulfill his request to start a new chapter in his hockey career and wish him all the best. Hurricanes Head Coach and GM Rich Preston added “the second and fifth round picks are good assets that we can use down the road to acquire a player to fill a need or to use in the draft.”
Tot played three seasons with the Canes and had a breakout year in 2011-2012 after being hampered by injuries the previous two seasons. In his rookie campaign in 2009-2010 Tot registered 10 points (3G, 7A) and a year later he had a 21 point season in 58 games. The 18-year old from Calgary, AB finished with 45 points (14G, 31A) in 61 games last year. He was third in team scoring, was a minus 24 plus/minus rating and he added 37 PIM’s.
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