Wichita, KS (October 8th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced on Thursday that the team has signed defenseman Theo Peckham to a contract and has been added to the training camp roster. To make room, defenseman Ray Macias has been waived.
Peckham, 27, enters his ninth year as a pro and second stint in Wichita. A native of Richmond Hill, Ontario, the 6-foot-2, 243-pound blueliner appeared in 26 games last year for the Thunder before heading over to Europe. The former third round draft pick (#75 overall) of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft has racked up 969 penalty minutes and 73 points (18g, 55a) over his career. Peckham has appeared in 160 NHL games with the Edmonton Oilers while also making stops with the Oklahoma City Barons, Rockford IceHogs and Springfield Falcons of the AHL.
The Thunder will play their exhibition game at the Wichita Ice Center against the Allen Americans. The game will take place on Saturday, October 10th, at 4:00 p.m. Immediately after, the Wichita Junior Thunder will take on the Colorado Junior Eagles. Tickets are on sale now for $12 and are only available at the Thunder office. Admission will allow fans to see both games.
Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.
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.
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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.