Rights to Rashid Dealt to Greenville
Wichita, KS (Sept. 25th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced on Friday that defenseman Brandon Martell has been invited to participate in training camp with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. In a separate transaction, the team announced that they have sent the rights for Ryan Rashid to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits for future considerations.
Martell, 26, enters his third full season as a pro and first in Wichita. A native of Andover, Minnesota, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman played in 17 games for the Rapid City Rush before being traded to the Evansville IceMen in December. After playing a four-year career at the Ohio State University (NCAA DI), Martell played three games in 2012-13 with the Kalamazoo Wings. Camp for Lake Erie will kick off in Cleveland this coming Monday. This will be his second AHL camp as he attended one last fall with the Hartford Wolfpack.
Wichita acquired the rights to Rashid from the Elmira Jackals. The Thunder are closing in on finalizing their training camp roster and dates, which is expected to be announced next week.
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About the ECHL
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.