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.
“Nick is an experienced WHL player who adds depth to our organization,” said Americans general manager Bob Tory. “He 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.