Kyle Olson named captain of Tri-City Americans


Kennewick, Wash. – Tri-City Americans general manager Bob Tory announced today that the organization has named Kyle Olson team captain for the 2019-20 season.

Originally selected by Tri-City in the third round, 45th overall, of the 2014 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, Olson has spent his entire WHL career with the Americans. He has totaled 155 points (48G-107A) and 219 penalty minutes through 189 games played.

“Kyle epitomizes the long tradition of team captains in our organization,” stated Tory. “He has a tremendous work ethic, passion, and commitment to team success. Off-ice Kyle is active in the community and treats teammates, fans, and others with tremendous respect and humility.”

Olson becomes the 30th captain in the franchise’s history following Nolan Yaremko who served as the Americans captain last season.

“I’m very grateful and honoured to be named captain of the Americans this year,” stated Olson. “There have been a lot of great people and players who have worn the ‘C’ in the past. I look forward to leading a great group of guys and to represent a first-class organization. Excited for a great year ahead.”

Olson is scheduled to attend the Chicago Blackhawks development camp later this month.

All-Time Tri-City Americans Captains:

2019-20: Kyle Olson

2018-19: Nolan Yaremko

2017-18: Michael Rasmussen

2016-17: Tyler Sandhu

2015-16: Beau McCue

2014-15: Justin Hamonic

2013-14: Mitch Topping

2012-13: Justin Feser

2011-12: Mason Wilgosh

2010-11: Kruise Reddick

2009-10: Jarrett Toll

2008-09: Taylor Procyshen

2007-08: T.J. Fast

2006-07: Alex Aldred

2005-06: Matt Schneider

2004-05: Marcus Jonasen

2003-04: Marcus Jonasen

2002-03: Ben Kilgour

2001-02: Ben Kilgour

2000-01: Ben Kilgour, Blake Evans

1999-00: Darrell Hay

1998-99: Mike Muzechka

1997-98: Craig Stahl

1996-97: Brent Ascroft

1995-96: Daymond Langkow

1994-95: Chad Cabana

1993-94: Chad Cabana, Gary Lebsack

1992-93: Todd Klassen

1991-92: Terry Degner

1990-91: Steve McNutt

1989-90: Stu Barnes, Rob Krauss

1988-89: Greg Spenrath

 Season tickets for the Americans’ 2019-20 season are now on sale. Call the Americans office at 509-736-0606 for further details.

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