KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has traded 17-year-old forward Jan Cikhart to the Regina Pats for a conditional fourth round pick in the 2022 WHL Bantam Draft.
“With 15 forwards on the roster we wanted to get our numbers down,” Tory stated. “This will give Jan an opportunity to get more ice time and continue to develop in Regina.”
Cikhart was selected by Tri-City in the first round, 31st overall, of the 2019 CHL Import Draft. The Praha, Czech Republic native has played 25 games for the Americans this season. In that time, Cikhart has totaled one goal and three assists with a plus/minus rating of -4.
The Americans return to the Toyota Center tonight from Christmas break to take on the Portland Winterhawks. Tickets are available here from Ticketmaster.