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Oil Kings acquire Riley Sawchuk from Americans

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The Edmonton Oil Kings have acquired forward Riley Sawchuk from the Tri-City Americans in exchange for a third round pick (EDM) in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft.

Sawchuk, 20, is set to enter his fourth full Western Hockey League season in 2019-20, coming off a campaign which saw him reach career highs in goals (20), assists (33), and points (53) in 67 regular season games in 2018-19.

A native of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, he spent three full WHL seasons as a member of the Americans, reaching the playoffs in all three of those years which included a trip to the Western Conference Championship in 2018.

Oil Kings President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Kirt Hill says, “We are excited to have acquired Riley and look forward to the experience and leadership he will bring to our group.

“Riley will help provide strength down the middle of our line-up, bring skill with a complete 200-foot game, and the ability to play in all situations.

“We are happy to welcome Riley and his family to the Oil Kings organization.”

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