Chiefs trade McIndoe to Edmonton
SPOKANE, Wash. —
The Spokane Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have traded forward Ethan McIndoe to the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for two draft picks. Spokane acquires a fourth-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam draft and a fifth-round pick in the 2021 draft.
“Ethan has been everything you can ask for in a Chief both on and off the ice,” said general manager Scott Carter. ” To move him might be the hardest thing I’ve had to do as general manager here in Spokane but we have four excellent 20-year-olds and the rules state we can only keep three. Trading him to Edmonton will get him close to home and put him on a very competitive team. ”
McIndoe was selected by the Chiefs in the third round ( 58th overall) of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft and departs Spokane having played 263 career regular season games, tied with two-time team captain Tyson Helgesen for 27th in franchise history. A four-year regular to the lineup, the hard-nosed winger scored 62 goals and 61 assists for 123 points during his time as a Chief, adding 178 penalty minutes.
Last season, while wearing an “A ” as an alternate captain, he posted a career-best 0.63 points per game, picking up 16 goals and 24 assists in 63 games played. He tallied multiple points in 11 games and earned a career-best +10 rating. A key cog in the Chiefs’ run to the 2019 western conference finals, he scored 12 points ( 6G-6A ) in 15 playoff games, pushing his career totals to 17 points ( 8G-9A ) in 23 postseason contests.
Originally from Camrose , Alberta – a small town located just over an hour’s drive southeast of Edmonton – McIndoe earned a reputation as a tireless worker and netfront presence. He secured the team’s 2016-17 Hardest Working Player and 2017-18 Unsung Hero awards.
“We cannot thank Ethan enough for his years of hard work and leadership in Spokane,” added Carter. ” We wish him the very best in Edmonton and in the future. Once a Chief, always a Chief. ”
The roster move puts Spokane under the league-mandated limit of three overage players. Remaining 1999-born players include forward Jake McGrew along with defensemen Noah King and Filip Kral .