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TRADE: Silvertips acquire D Niko Tsakumis from Seattle

EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips have officially acquired defenseman Niko Tsakumis [sah-KOO-miss] from the Seattle Thunderbirds in a trade in exchange for a 2023 fourth-round pick and a 2026 sixth-round pick in the WHL Prospects Draft.

“We’re happy to have the opportunity to acquire Niko,” said Silvertips general manager/head coach Dennis Williams. “He plays a very responsible defensive game while being able to contribute on the offensive side. He’s got good skill, good skating ability and a high compete level. We’re looking forward to working with him.”

Tsakumis, an ’05-born Richmond, B.C. native, has three assists and a +5 defensive rating in 12 appearances for the Seattle Thunderbirds this season. Originally selected in the sixth-round of the 2020 WHL Draft, he played in 11 Western Hockey League games last year, notching one goal with one assist.

He also played for Delta Hockey Academy U18 Prep in 2021-22, logging 12 goals and 25 assists in 24 games played.

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