After a solid career on the ice,  a former player will now help the Americans find future talent.

Americans GM Bob Tory announced Wednesday Nathan MacMaster, who played for Tri-City from 2011-12  after long stints in Moose Jaw and Calgary, has been added to the Americans Scouting Staff.

MacMaster, a left wing,  played in 58 games for the Americans, and racked up 11 points, 41 penalty minutes.  He played in a total of 248 WHL games in his career, with 19 goals, 60 points and 156 penalty minutes.  He was also known for his toughness, and willingness to mix it up with opposing players when needed.

Tory said of MacMaster:

“Nathan was a hard-working, character-type player for our club and he understands the culture and expectations of our team. We look forward to him bringing that same passion and enthusiasm to our scouting staff.”

It is expected he will begin his new duties immediately.   His coverage area will be Southern Alberta, including Calgary.