Americans add 2000-born forward Jack Barnes

Penticton Vees/Jack Murray

 KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has signed 2000-born forward Jack Barnes to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.

“We are excited that Jack will be joining our club for this season,” said Tory. “He is a veteran player with a high hockey IQ.”

Barnes, a native of Plano, Tex., was a fifth-round selection of the Americans in the 2015 WHL Draft.

The 5-foot-11 and 181-pound forward has played the past three seasons with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. During the 2019-20 season, Barnes recorded six goals and six assists in 46 games and served as an alternate captain for the Vees. Through 156 career BCHL games, he totaled 21 goals and 21 assists with 85 penalty minutes.

The upcoming 2020-21 season is slated to begin on Friday, March 19. You can read the most recent season update from the WHL here. The Americans office currently remains closed. Fans can contact us via email at

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