Wichita, KS (Dec. 13th) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators and powered by Toyota, announced today that the Senators have assigned goaltender Chris Driedger. Driedger, 22, is a former third round draft pick (#76 overall) of the Senators in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the 6-foot-4, 205-pounder has played in eight games this season for the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators sporting a 2.97 goals-against average and .882 save percentage. He was recalled to Ottawa on October 27th and appeared in one game. Since turning pro in 2013-14, Driedger has played in three NHL games with the Senators.
Prior to turning pro, Driedger played four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Tri-City Americans and Calgary Hitmen. His best season came in 2012-13 with Calgary, going 36-14-4 with a 2.51 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.
The Thunder heads to the Dallas Metroplex for the first time this season to face the Allen Americans at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, December 16th.
Wichita returns home on Sunday afternoon to host the Americans for Star Wars Night. Meet your favorite Star Wars' characters during the game and stay afterward to bid on the special Han Solo themed uniforms that will be auctioned off after the game. All proceeds will benefit the Wichita Youth Hockey Association.
Individual tickets for all Thunder home games are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.
Contact a Thunder representative at the office today to learn more about our great season, group and other ticket packet opportunities!
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