Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm has acquired multiple draft picks and future considerations from the Des Moines Buccaneers in a transaction completed earlier today. Tri-City has received a 2nd Round draft pick in the 2022 USHL Phase II Draft, a 7th Round draft pick in the 2022 USHL Phase I Draft, and future considerations in exchange for forward Davis Burnside, a 6th Round draft pick in the 2022 USHL Phase II Draft, and a 9th Round draft pick in the 2022 USHL Phase I Draft.
Davis Burnside, 17, of La Grange, Illinois joined the Storm on April 13th, 2019 when the team signed him to a tender agreement ahead of the 2019-2020 season. Burnside appeared in all forty-eight regular season games with the Storm last season. He scored five goals and recorded four assists. Burnside’s first career USHL goal was scored on October 25th, 2019 in Tri-City’s 3-2 road win over the Omaha Lancers. He scored game-winning goals for Tri-City on November 22nd, 2019 in the Storm’s 4-2 home win over the United States National Team Development Program (Team USA) and on December 31st, 2019 in the Storm’s 6-3 home win over the Lincoln Stars. Before joining the Storm in the 2019-2020 season, Burnside skated for the Chicago Mission AAA organization in Chicago, Illinois. He scored fifty-seven goals and recorded sixty assists for the team during the 2018-2019 season. Burnside previously announced a commitment to play college hockey at Ohio State University.
“Davis is a guy who will be missed by the staff, players, and his billet family because of the type of person he is and the work ethic and attitude he brought every day. He played in every game last year as a 16 year old which is not an easy thing to do and speaks to his maturity. Moving him to Des Moines puts him in a spot to have the opportunity to play the type of role he feels he needs, while also allowing us to procure a package of assets that will be beneficial to our team now and in the future.” President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach Anthony Noreen