Wichita, KS (July 2nd) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced their first player for the 2015-16 season with the re-signing of forward Kenton Miller.
“We are very excited to have Kenton back in Wichita for another season,” commented Head Coach Kevin McClelland. “ He was very solid for us down the middle and improved on his numbers from the previous year. We look forward to see how he can build on that in October.”
Miller, 24, returns to the Air Capital for his second stint in a Thunder uniform. A native of Redvers, Saskatchewan, Miller compiled 43 points (17g, 26a) in 58 games last season. The 6-foot, 196-pound forward was acquired from the Indy Fuel for future considerations last October. Entering his fourth year as a pro, Miller earned a call-up to the Manchester Monarchs and appeared in four games for the eventual AHL champions.
“I'm excited to come back and to see the returning players that can get us back to the playoffs,” commented Miller. “I'm ready to start the season off right and help us be at the top from the beginning of the season. I really enjoyed playing in front of the fans last year and can't wait to get going.”
His best season as a pro came during his rookie campaign in 2012-13 with the Missouri Mavericks, recording 51 points (30g, 21a) in 53 games. Miller began the 2013-14 season with the Utah Grizzlies before being dealt to the Fort Wayne Komets. He finished with 20 points (6g, 14a) in 55 games that year. Prior to turning pro, Miller had a solid junior career, piling up 117 points (60g, 57a) in 242 contests between Spokane, Calgary and Moose Jaw of the WHL from 2008-12.
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Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province for its 28th season in 2015-16. There have been 569 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 28 who made their NHL debuts in the 2014-15 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 29 of the 30 NHL teams in 2014-15, marking the 18th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com.