KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans general manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has signed 16-year-old forward Elouann Lemonnier to a WHL Standard Player Agreement. Lemonnier was selected by Tri-City in the 11th round at 131st overall in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
“Elouann is an excellent skater with a high compete level,” said Tory. “We look forward to having him join our program.”
Lemonnier, who hails from Lorient, France, stands at six-foot-one and 190-pounds. He currently resides in Dallas, Tex. where he plays with the Dallas Stars U-16 program in the Tier 1 Elite League. During his 2020-21 campaign Lemonnier totaled 50 points (20 goals and 30 assists) through 47 games played.
“Out of everyone I talked to I thought the Americans were the best organization and best fit for me,” said Lemonnier. “I was really impressed with the team when I came to Kennewick in 2019 for training camp. Everyone was super welcoming and I just felt like it was my home.”
“I am excited to take the next step in my hockey career. This is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. I can’t wait to play for the Americans”
The upcoming 2020-21 season is slated to begin on Thursday, March 18. You can read the most recent season update from the WHL here. The Americans office currently remains closed. Fans can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.