KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the club has selected 17-year-old forward Jakub Illes in today’s Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.
With the 43rd overall pick of the 2013 Draft, the Americans added a big forward by selecting Illes, a 6’2 185 lb. center from the Czech Republic. The 17-year-old spent the 2012-13 season with the HC Vitkovice U18 and U20 clubs, playing in a total of 50 games while collecting 11 goals, 27 points and 38 penalty minutes. Additionally, he played in four games for the Czech Republic at the World U-19 Hockey Challenge, tallying no points and two penalty minutes. He will be eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft.
“Our scouts identified Jakub as a player with very good potential,” explained Tory. “He is a big center who plays a strong puck possession game. Jukub has a tremendous work ethic and will fit in well with our hockey club.”
Tri-City Americans season ticket plans are now available for the 2013-14 season. Season ticket plans can be purchased using several, convenient monthly payment schedules after a one-time service charge. Call 509.736.0606, visit AmsHockey.com or drop by the Americans offices’ at the bottom level of the Toyota Center for more information.
|Jakub Illes Regular Season Stats|
|2009-10||HC Vitkovice U16||Czech U16||8||3||0||3||4||-1|
|2010-11||HC Vitkovice U16||Czech U16||34||25||29||54||18||56|
|HC Vitkovice U18||Czech U18||5||0||0||0||0||-2|
|2011-12||HC Vitkovice U18||Czech U18||28||11||11||22||76||22|
|2012-13||HC Vitkovice U18||Czech U18||16||4||9||13||16||8|
|HC Vitkovice U20||Czech U20||34||7||7||14||22||12|