Americans Trade Martyniuk to Regina
December 30, 2009
Dan Mulhausen Tri-City Americans
KENNEWICK, WA - Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has traded the rights to 18-year-old goaltender Brett Martyniuk (pro. Mart-nuk) to the Regina Pats for future considerations. The move reduces Tri-City's roster to 24 players (14 forwards, 8 defensemen and 2 goaltenders).
Martyniuk, listed at 5'9 175 pounds, has appeared in 7 games this season for Tri-City, going 1-1 with a 2.73 goals against average, a 0.860 save percentage and one shutout. Originally listed by Tri-City in September of 2007, the Winnipeg-native has appeared in 22 WHL games in his career, with a career record of 8-4 to go along with a 2.57 goals against average and a 0.890 save percentage. Before making the jump to the WHL, Martyniuk was named the Manitoba Midget Hockey League's 2007-08 Goaltender of the Year while a member of the Winnipeg Thrashers.
"With the arrival of (Alex) Pechurskiy, there simply is not enough playing time to go around," explained Tory. "We felt that it was important to find him somewhere he could compete for a job in the league. With Regina's injury situation, they were willing to give Marty a shot."