Musketeers Swing First Trade of Season

December 2, 2022 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Sioux City Musketeers News Release

Forward Tyler Hotson with the Muskegon Lumberjacks
Forward Tyler Hotson with the Muskegon Lumberjacks
(Sioux City Musketeers)

Sioux City, IA - Today Sioux City Musketeers completed a trade with the Muskegon Lumberjacks. Sioux City received forward Tyler Hotson and a 2023 Phase 1, 7th round draft pick in exchange for defenseman William Smith, 2006 affiliate forward, Chase Stefanek and a 2023 Phase 1, 4th round draft pick.

Tyler Hotson was playing in his second season with Muskegon. He is currently tied as the Lumberjacks top scorer with 15 points a total that also leads the Musketeers. The Stratford, Ontario native racked up 10 assists and 5 goals across 27 games this season for the fourth place Lumberjacks. Of those goals, two came on the power play.

Committed to RPI, the 5'10 and 179 pound forward played in 60 games for Muskegon last season. He accrued 27 points netting 7 goals with 20 assists.

Across all 77 USHL games, Hotson has racked up 42 points, on 30 assists and 12 goals.

William Smith played in all 17 games for Sioux City through the campaign. He collected a pair of points, both coming on assists and the blue liner had a plus/minus of 6.

The UMass commit was an integral part to the Musketeers during their Clark Cup Championship run. He competed in 24 games for Sioux City last season and dished out 4 assists. He also played in all ten post season games for the Musketeers.

Sioux City hits the road this upcoming weekend beginning on Friday night in Omaha with puck drop scheduled for 7:05 pm. The Musketeers then travel to Des Moines for a Saturday night tilt with the Buccaneers at 6:05 pm. Sioux City's next home game will be against Fargo on Friday, December 9th at 7:05 pm.

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Forward Tyler Hotson with the Muskegon Lumberjacks
Forward Tyler Hotson with the Muskegon Lumberjacks


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