Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers made a deal on Monday afternoon sending California native Miles Koules to the Portland Winterhawks. The 20 year old forward was entering his 3rd season with the Tigers after arriving during the 2012-13 season.
Last season Koules put together an impressive campaign netting career highs in all offensive categories (25G, 26A, 51PTS). Koules’ season last year got him looks from NHL camps and joined fellow teammate Tyler Lewington as a free agent invite to Washington Capitals camp. Koules just returned this weekend from Washington and played in 2 games, recording 1 goal.
“The Tigers would like to thank Miles for his work on the ice and within our community,” stated Head Coach and General Manager Shaun Clouston, “We wish Miles all the best this season in Portland.”
The Tigers roster now sits at 26 players. With the departure of Koules, the Tigers now have the league maximum of overage players on their active roster with Tyler Lewington, Marek Langhamer and Kyle Becker and currently still have overage Jared Rathjen, who has been sidelined with an injury.
To Portland: Miles Koules – F 1994
To Medicine Hat: 2017 4th Round Bantam Draft Pick