Wichita, KS (April 13th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced this afternoon that defenseman Dan Milan has been called up to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL) by the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL).
Milan, 22, is heading to the Crunch for the second time this season. He set new career highs this year in assists (16), points (17), penalty minutes (178) and was named the team's Unsung Hero Award winner. The third-year pro out of Detroit, Michigan was named as an assistant captain on March 1st and deservingly so. Prior to turning pro, Milan played 130 games in the QMJHL with the Moncton Wildcats and Victoriaville Tigres. He earned All-Rookie Team honors in 2010-11 when he tallied 38 points (14g, 24a) in Moncton.
He is expected to join the team for their final three games of the regular season, playing on Wednesday in Albany and finishing with a pair at home against Adirondack and Bridgeport.
Season tickets are on sale now.Don't delay! Call the Wichita Thunder office and visit with a season ticket rep today to learn more. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the off-season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com.
About the ECHL
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th 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, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.