Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has acquired 17-year-old defenseman Josh Thrower from the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for 19-year-old forward Connor Rankin.

“Josh is an elite 1996-aged player, who will help anchor our blueline for the next three years,” explained Tory. “We are pleased to welcome Josh to our program.”

“We wish Connor all the best in Calgary,” Tory said. “He has developed into a very good, reliable player in this League and it is sad to see him leave our team and family.”