SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have acquired 20-year-old forward Jackson Playfair off waivers. Playfair had scored 3 goals and 2 assists, as well as 24 penalty minutes, in 14 games for Tri-City this season before being released on Tuesday.
“Acquiring Jackson is the right move for our team at this time. Jackson’s size and physical presence will add to our forward group,” said Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz. “Obviously with having Jackson on our team previously, we know his character and commitment level.”
A 6-foot-1, 216-pound forward from Fort St. James, BC, Playfair was originally listed by the Chiefs in September of 2012. He played 89 games for Spokane during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, scoring 6 goals and 9 assists while adding 124 penalty minutes. He was traded to Tri-City in January of 2014 and played in 30 games for the Americans, recording 4 assists and 30 PIM.
To comply with league-mandated limit of three overage players, the Chiefs also announced that they have released forward Connor Chartier to waivers.
“The league rules force us to place Connor on waivers. We wish him the best and want to thank him for his time and commitment as a Chief.”
Chartier, originally a 2nd-Round selection in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, scored 25 goals and 46 assists in 209 games for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs play on the road this weekend, in Kelowna on Friday and Everett on Saturday. Both games will be broadcast live on CBS SportsRadio 1510 KGA with the pre-game show beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Spokane returns to Spokane Arena on Tuesday, November 11 to face the visiting Kelowna Rockets. Tickets for all Chiefs home games are available in-person at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office, over the phone at (509) 535-PUCK or (800) 325-SEAT, via TicketsWest outlets and online at www.ticketswest.com.