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Milan Returns to Wichita

Monday, February 1st
Milan Returns to Wichita

Wichita, KS (Jan. 19th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced this afternoon that defenseman Dan Milan has been reassigned by the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Milan, 22, was called up this past Friday and didn't make an appearance in a game with the Crunch this go-around. Through 36 games, the Detroit, Michigan native equaled his career-high in points (10a) and has collected 82 penalty minutes. Last season, the third year pro totaled 10 points (2g, 8a) and finished with 108 penalty minutes with the Brampton Beast. 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. Wichita continues on its five-game road swing with two contests in the Black Hills next Friday and Saturday night against Rapid City.

Individual tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the 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.