Luke Ormsby is headed to Land of Living Skies following a Monday deal between the Everett Silvertips and Moose Jaw Warriors.
In return, the Silvertips have received a sixth-round selection in the 2022 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
Ormsby, a 19-year-old product of Everett, Wash., had produced six points (3G-3A), including a pair of game-winning goals in 25 games with the Silvertips during the 2018-19 WHL Regular Season.
The forward was originally selected by the Seattle Thunderbirds in the ninth round, 192nd overall, of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. Ormsby made his WHL debut on December 15, 2015 and later scored his first career WHL goal on September 24, 2016. Ormsby also played 13 games during the 2017 WHL Playoffs as the Thunderbirds captured their first WHL Championship in franchise history.
On November 2, 2017, Ormsby was dealt to his hometown Silvertips and would go on to play 70 WHL regular season games with the team. He also appeared in a seven games during the 2018 WHL Playoffs as Everett won the Western Conference Championship, advancing to the 2018 Rogers WHL Championship Series.
“Making a decision like this involving an individual who has honesty, heart, and dedication like Luke is never easy,” said Silvertips General Manager Garry Davidson. “He wore the Silvertips colours with pride and was an integral piece of our club over the course of the last year.
“As a transaction like this has the potential to provide him with more ice time and an opportunity for our younger players, Luke will always be a member of the Silvertip family, and we wish him the best for the next step of his career in Moose Jaw.”
Overall, Ormsby has played in 150 WHL regular season games, posting 24 points (11G-13A), including five game-winning goals. In 21 WHL playoff games with both Everett and Seattle, Ormsby has recorded a single assist.
The next game for the Warriors is Wednesday, December 5 (7:00 p.m. CT) when they play host to the Medicine Hat Tigers. The Silvertips are back in action Wednesday, December 5 (7:05 p.m. PT), hosting the Spokane Chiefs.