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Defenseman Jordan Chudley traded to Tri-City for draft pick

Larry Brunt

Spokane, Wash. — The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that they have traded defenseman Jordan Chudley to the Tri-City Americans for a ninth-round pick in the 2022 WHL Draft.

“We’d like to thank Jordan for his time in Spokane. He was a great teammate and member of our organization,” said General Manager Scott Carter. “Unfortunately this was a casualty of the numbers game as we need to get our roster under the league’s overage player limit.

“We wish Jordan all the best with the Americans. Once a Chief, always a Chief.”

Chudley, a Manitoba native who was acquired by the Chiefs during the 2019 offseason, played two seasons in Spokane, recording two assists and 65 penalty minutes in 57 games. Originally a fourth-round WHL Draft pick by the Kootenay ICE (now Winnipeg ICE), he has played 91 career WHL games.

The roster move puts the Chiefs under the league’s limit of three overage players, with forwards Luke Toporowski, Bear Hughes and Cordel Larson remaining.

The Spokane Chiefs are a member of the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League, the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players. Since 1985 the Chiefs have been a pillar in the Spokane community, offering family-friendly entertainment and a winning tradition which includes: two Memorial Cup Championships in 1991 & 2008, two WHL Championships in 1991 & 2008 and four Western Conference Championships in 1991, 1996, 2000 & 2008. Over 60 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.

The Chiefs’ 2021-22 regular season will begin on Saturday, October 2 as they host the Tri-City Americans at Spokane Arena. Tickets for Bud Light Opening Night and all regular season games are available online at spokanechiefs.com/tickets.

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