ICE deal Bowman to Americans for draft pick

Kootenay ICE


Nick Bowman is headed south of the 49th parallel.

The Sherwood Park, Alta. product was dealt from the Kootenay ICE to the Tri-City Americans Wednesday. In exchange, the ICE have acquired a sixth-round selection in the 2021 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

β€œNick is an experienced WHL player who adds depth to our organization,” said Americans general manager Bob Tory. β€œHe is a very good skater with a good offensive upside. Bowman will remain with the Sherwood Park Crusaders for the 2018-19 season and will affiliate with Americans.”

The 18-year-old Bowman was originally selected by the Edmonton Oil Kings in the sixth round, 115th overall, at the 2015 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. A trade at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft sent the 6-foot-0, 195-pound forward to the Moose Jaw Warriors. He was dealt to the ICE in a deal that sent the Taphorn brothers the other way.

Bowman has appeared in 137 WHL regular season games and has recorded 29 points (15G-14A), including six power-play goals and two game-winning goals.

The Americans are in action Friday, January 4 (7:00 p.m. PT), playing host to the Everett Silvertips.

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