Wichita, KS (Jan. 12th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced today that forward Kenton Miller has been called-up to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Miller, 23, has already surpassed his numbers from last season. The Redvers, Saskatchewan native has 28 points (10g, 18a) in 30 games so far this year after recording 20 points (6g, 14a) in 55 games for the Fort Wayne Komets in 2013-14. This will be his second call-up of his career, having played in six games for the Chicago Wolves in 2012-13. The 6-foot, 196-pound forward began the season in camp with the Monarchs before being sent back down. He was acquired on October 14th from the Indy Fuel for future considerations. Miller, in his third season as a pro, 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.
Wichita begins a five-game road swing this week against the Allen Americans on Friday, January 16th at 7:05 p.m.
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.