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June 21, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Tri-City Americans News Release

KENNEWICK, WA - The 2019 NHL Entry Draft will take place this weekend, June 21st and 22nd, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. Three Tri-City Americans players are listed by NHL Central Scouting as potential selections in the draft.

Forward Sasha Mutala is ranked 79th on the list. Selected by Tri-City in the first-round (6th overall) of the 2016 Bantam Draft, Mutala had an impressive Sophomore campaign with 41 points (20 goals, 21 assists) through 65 games. A season highlight for the Vancouver, BC-native was competing with Team Orr in the 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

Krystof Hrabik is ranked at 142nd. Tri-City selected Hrabik, a Czech-Republic-native, in the first-round (41st overall) of the 2018 CHL Import Draft. The forward posted 51 points (21 goals, 30 assists) in 63 games for Tri-City during his first WHL season. He competed with his home country at World Juniors in 2018 and 2019.

Following Hrabik, Mitchell Brown is ranked at 168th. Tri-City selected the defenseman in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft second-round (29th overall). In his second year with the Americans, Brown doubled his stats from last season with 16 points (4 goals, 12 assists) through 58 games.

Sixty-two Americans players have been selected in the NHL Entry Draft through the organization's 30 year history. Selected in the 2017, Michael Rasmussen (DET), Juuso Välimäki (CGY), Morgan Geekie (CAR), and Kyle Olson (ANA) are the most recent Americans players taken in the draft.

For 2019 NHL Draft schedule and broadcast details, click here. - Season tickets for the Americans' 2019-20 season are now on sale. Call the Americans office at 509-736-0606 for further details.


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