‘Tips Gain Draft Picks, Solve Overage Quandary


October 1, 2013, EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips today announced a trade with the Edmonton Oil Kings that will bring a pair of WHL Bantam Draft picks to the Silvertips in exchange for the services of 20-year-old forward Reid Petryk.

 In addition to the acquisition of a third round selection in 2014 (which originally belonged to Prince George) and a sixth round pick in 2015, the deal also brings Everett’s roster down to the league maximum of three overage players: forwards Manraj Hayer and Josh Winquist and defenseman Matt Pufahl.

“This was a very difficult decision to make, because we had four quality overagers on our team who deserve to play in the league this season,” said Everett General Manager Garry Davidson. “We were pleased to strike a deal that gains value for our team while at the same time giving Reid a chance to enjoy a successful final junior season playing in his hometown. We wish him the best of luck with the Oil Kings this year.”

Petryk, 20, played 103 regular season games and ten playoff contests with the Silvertips after coming over in a trade with Medicine Hat at the 2012 WHL trading deadline. The Edmonton native posted exactly 60 points (27g/33a) and 100 penalty minutes in his Silvertips career, adding another six points (3g/3a) in the postseason. Petryk has appeared in 259 career WHL games since debuting as a 16-year-old with the Tigers in 2009-10, totaling 104 points (48g/56a) and 194 penalty minutes in his career.

The Silvertips open a stretch of three home games in a four-day span Wednesday at Comcast Arena, facing the Kelowna Rockets at 7:05 pm. The ‘Tips will then host back-to-back weekend visits from U.S. Division rivals as the Tri-City Americans come calling Friday at 7:35 pm and the Spokane Chiefs visit Everett Saturday at 7:05 pm.

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