(ISN) – KENT, August 13, 2014 – Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today
announced the team traded forward Jaimen Yakubowski to the Moose Jaw Warriors in
exchange for a third round pick in the 2016 Bantam Draft.
“With the number of 20-year-old players we have eligible to return we knew we had
to find a place for a few of our guys. Although we cannot make final decisions
until after NHL training camps are completed we felt this was a good opportunity
for Yakubowski and good value in return for our team,” said Farwell. “Jaimen was
a valuable contributor to our team last year and had an outstanding playoff series
against Everett. We wish him the best of luck in Moose Jaw.”
“We will now proceed with training camp and wait to see who all is available to
us for this season after the completion of NHL training camps,” Farwell concluded.
Yakubowski, a 20-year-old, appeared in 47 games for the T-Birds last season and
recorded nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points, with 128 penalty minutes. In
192 games with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and T-Birds over four seasons Yakubowski
has 58 goals, 39 assists for 97 points and 386 penalty minutes.
The Thunderbirds have a seven-game preseason schedule. The T-Birds will play in
the Everett Silvertips Holiday Inn Preseason Classic at Comcast Arena. The first
game will be Friday, August 29, at 11:30 a.m. against the Tri-City Americans. Classic
play will continue with games on Saturday, August 30, at 3 p.m. against the Victoria
Royals. The Classic concludes Sunday, August 31, at 3 p.m. against the Spokane Chiefs.
The T-Birds next preseason appearance will be in Kennewick at the Red Lion Hotels’
Preseason Tournament at the Toyota Center. The T-Birds will play the Spokane Chiefs
on Thursday, September 4, at 3:00 p.m. and face the Everett Silvertips on Friday,
September 5, at 11:00 a.m.
The T-Birds close out the preseason schedule with a home-and-home series against
the Everett Silvertips. The T-Birds visit Everett on Friday, September 12, for
a 7:35 puck drop against the Silvertips. The T-Birds then make their only pre-season
appearance at ShoWare Center on Saturday, September 13 for a 7:05pm contest against