EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips today announced the acquisition of a sixth-round pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft from the Victoria Royals in exchange for the services of 1994-born forward Trent Lofthouse. The Silvertips now possess 11 selections over the first seven rounds of the 2014 bantam draft.
Lofthouse, 18, is in his second WHL season after coming to Everett as a list player. In 34 games for the Silvertips this season, the Surrey, BC native has totaled 12 points on nine goals and 3 assists. He also has 19 penalty minutes and a -2 plus/minus rating.
“This deal gives us another chance to continue building through the bantam draft in the long term while giving more ice time and development opportunities to our young forwards in the short term,” said General Manager Garry Davidson. “We’d like to thank Trent for the work he has put in as an Everett Silvertip and wish him the best of luck in Victoria.”
A 6-foot-3, 185-pound winger, Lofthouse recorded five points (2g/3a) in 58 games as a rookie last season. He also appeared in three playoff games with the Silvertips in 2012. In 92 regular season WHL appearances, Lofthouse has 11 goals, six assists, 17 points, 43 penalty minutes and a -23 rating.
The Silvertips return to action Friday night against Spokane at Comcast Arena. Opening faceoff for Everett’s first game of 2013 is set for 7:35 pm as the ‘Tips face the Chiefs for the fifth time this season.
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