Olson Named 2019-20 Team Captain
KENNEWICK, WA - Tri-City Americans general manager Bob Tory announced today that the organization has named Kyle Olson team captain for the 2019-20 season.
Originally selected by Tri-City in the third round (45th overall) of the 2014 Bantam Draft, Olson has spent his entire WHL career with the Americans. He has totaled 155 points (48 goals, 107 assists) and 219 penalty minutes through 189 games played.
"Kyle epitomizes the long tradition of team captains in our organization," stated Tory. "He has a tremendous work ethic, passion, and commitment to team success. Off-ice Kyle is active in the community and treats teammates, fans, and others with tremendous respect and humility."
Olson becomes the 30th captain in the franchise's history following Nolan Yaremko who served as the Americans captain last season.
"I'm very grateful and honoured to be named captain of the Americans this year," stated Olson. "There have been a lot of great people and players who have worn the 'C' in the past. I look forward to leading a great group of guys and to represent a first-class organization. Excited for a great year ahead."
All-Time Tri-City Americans Captains:
2019-20: Kyle Olson 2018-19: Nolan Yaremko
2017-18: Michael Rasmussen
2016-17: Tyler Sandhu
2015-16: Beau McCue
2014-15: Justin Hamonic
2013-14: Mitch Topping
2012-13: Justin Feser
2011-12: Mason Wilgosh
2010-11: Kruise Reddick
2009-10: Jarrett Toll
2008-09: Taylor Procyshen
2007-08: T.J. Fast
2006-07: Alex Aldred
2005-06: Matt Schneider
2004-05: Marcus Jonasen
2003-04: Marcus Jonasen 2002-03: Ben Kilgour
2001-02: Ben Kilgour
2000-01: Ben Kilgour, Blake Evans
1999-00: Darrell Hay
1998-99: Mike Muzechka
1997-98: Craig Stahl
1996-97: Brent Ascroft
1995-96: Daymond Langkow
1994-95: Chad Cabana
1993-94: Chad Cabana, Gary Lebsack
1992-93: Todd Klassen
1991-92: Terry Degner
1990-91: Steve McNutt
1989-90: Stu Barnes, Rob Krauss
1988-89: Greg Spenrath
- 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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