August 29, 2013, Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has signed 16-year-old prospect Jordan Topping to a standard WHL Players Contract.
Topping, a 5’11 170-pound left wing from Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, spent last season with North Island Silvertips of the British Columbia Major Midget League, appearing in 40 games and registering 8 goals, 17 points and 26 penalty minutes. Originally drafted by Tri-City in the 8th round (175th overall) of the 2012 Bantam Draft, Topping becomes the 7th member of the Americans’ 2012 Draft class to sign with the club. Jordan has no relation to current Americans’ captain, Mitch Topping.
“Jordan had had a tremendous training camp after a strong Midget season last year,” explained Tory. “We are excited about his future with our hockey club.”
The Tri-City Americans are in the midst of training camp, eagerly preparing for their first pre-season games this weekend. The Americans will, once again, participate in the Everett Silvertips Pre-Season Classic, presented by Holiday Inn Downtown Everett starting Friday, August 30 and running through Sunday, September 1. Tri-City will open the tournament on Friday against the Seattle Thunderbirds, followed by Saturday’s contest against the Portland Winterhawks and Sunday’s match-up vs. the Victoria Royals. All game times are 11:30 AM at Comcast Arena in Everett.