By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
All the miles on the road and all the hours in the stands finally paid off for Tri-City Americans general manager Bob Tory.
The Americans on Thursday signed Eric Comrie, their 2010 first-round bantam draft pick, ending speculation that the talented goalie was headed to college.
“It’s a big day for our franchise,” Tory said. “Patience and diligence paid off. We gave up a high pick in the second round (to Vancouver) to move up to get him. Eric had a lot of options. (The University of) Denver was high on his radar screen, and both of his brothers (Mike and Paul) played NCAA. The family made sure Eric was comfortable with the decision and, for the most part, left it up to him. It’s a step to another level, and we hope we can continue to attract top players to this team.”
Comrie, a 15-year-old native of Edmonton, Alberta, resides in Newport Beach, Calif. He just finished a successful season with the L.A. Selects midget U16 team.
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