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Trade Dealine

Jan 10, 2011 - 08:38 MST

Calgary, AB – Calgary Hitmen General Manager Kelly Kisio announced today at the WHL Trade Deadline a major deal with the Tri-City Americans.

The Hitmen have acquired 18-year-old centre Brooks Macek (MAY-sick), 18-year-old defenceman Spencer Humphries and a conditional third round bantam pick in 2012 in exchange for 19-year-old defenceman Matt MacKenzie.

Macek, a sixth round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2010, is coming off a break-out 73 point campaign (21g 52a) with the Americans.  This season, the product of Winnipeg, Manitoba has 24 points (8g 16a) in 38 games.

Humphries, a 6’2” 213lbs. physical defenceman is in his first full season in Tri-City after attending San Jose Sharks camp as a free agent invite.

“This was a very tough trade to make as Matt is not only our co-captain, but has been a large part of this franchise for four seasons,” said Kisio. “However in return we acquire some key players in our rebuilding process that not only help our team now but in the future.  We would like to thank Matt for his time in Calgary and wish him well in Tri-City.”    

BROOKS MACEKCENTRE

HOMETOWN:   Winnipeg, MB (May 15, 1992)
HEIGHT
:   5’11”      WEIGHT:  175 lbs.
NHL DRAFT STATUS
:  Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
DID YOU KNOW?
Macek was a second round pick (43rd overall) by the Tri-City Americas in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft.

Regular Season Stats

Season

Team

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2008-09 WHL Season

Tri-City Americans

60

8

16

24

26

2009-10 WHL Season

Tri-City Americans

72

21

52

73

26

2010-11 WHL Season

Tri-City Americans

38

8

16

24

26

 

SPENCER HUMPHRIESDEFENCE

HOMETOWN:   Delta, BC (April 30, 1992)
HEIGHT
:   6’2”      WEIGHT:  213 lbs.
NHL DRAFT STATUS
:  Eligible 2011.
DID YOU KNOW?
Humphries attended San Jose Sharks camp as a free agent invite in 2010.

Regular Season Stats

Season

Team

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2008-09 WHL Season

Tri-City Americans

3

0

0

0

4

2009-10 WHL Season

Tri-City Americans

1

0

0

0

4

2010-11 WHL Season

Tri-City Americans

34

2

3

5

50

Macek and Humphries are both expected to make their Hitmen debuts Wednesday when Calgary visits the Hurricanes in Lethbridge.