T-Birds Acquire Sean Richards, Prospect Forward, and Three Draft Picks From Everett

Chris Mast

Seattle sends right wing Zack Andrusiak to Silvertips

KENT, January 1, 2019 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge today announced the team has acquired left wing Sean Richards, the rights to forward Brendan Williamson, a second round pick in the 2019 Bantam Draft, a third round pick in the 2021 Bantam Draft and a conditional fourth round pick in the 2022 Bantam Draft from the Everett Silvertips for right wing Zack Andrusiak.

“Zack has been having a very good year for us which made making this trade difficult,” said La Forge. “This move helps us going forward and keeps us competitive right now.”

Richards, a 20-year-old, had 10 goals and eight assists for 18 points in 27 games this season with the Silvertips. In 212 career WHL games with the Silvertips and Regina Pats he has 41 goals and 67 assists for 108 points.

Williamson, born in 2002, is currently playing for the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in the BCMML. He is third in the BCMML in scoring with 10 goals and 26 assists for 36 points in 24 games. Williamson was listed by La Forge last year when he was the Director of Player Personnel for the Everett Silvertips.

Andrusiak, a 20-year old, had 27 goals and 12 assists for 39 points in 34 games this season with the T-Birds. In 173 games over three seasons with the T-Birds, Prince Albert Raiders and Tri-City Americans he has 69 goals and 55 assists for 124 points. Andrusiak was acquired by the T-Birds from the Raiders on October 20, 2016, for Cavin Leth.

The T-Birds start a six-game road trip to the East Division on Friday, January 4, against the Brandon Wheat Kings at 5:30pm. They will play the Regina Pats on Sunday, January 6, at 2pm in the second game of the road trip. The road trip continues against the Saskatoon Blades on Tuesday, January 8, and the Prince Albert Raiders on Wednesday, January 9. The last two games on the road trip are Friday, January 11, against the Moose Jaw Warriors and Saturday, January 12 against the Swift Current Broncos.

The T-Birds next home game is Saturday, January 19, against the Victoria Royals at 6:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center. Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

The T-Birds are now taking orders for Flex-24 Ticket packages. Fans that purchase the 24-Flex Ticket Package will be able to select any available premium seat for any game, in any ticket combination, during the 2018-19 season.

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