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Platzer Assigned to Wichita; Thunder Adds Two More

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Platzer Assigned to Wichita; Thunder Adds Two More

Wichita, KS (Jan. 18th) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced several transactions this afternoon. Forward Kyle Platzer has been assigned to Wichita by the Oilers from the Condors. The team has also signed defenseman Kevin Patterson and forward Tyler VanKleef to a standard player contract.

Platzer, 22, returns to Wichita for the first time since November. A native of Waterloo, Ontario, the 5-foot-11, 183-pound forward was named ECHL Player of the Month for October. Platzer collected 14 points (5g, 9a) in all nine games he appeared in before heading to Bakersfield. The former fourth round pick of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft (#96 overall) has tallied eight points (5g, 3a) in 23 games this season with the Condors.

VanKleef, 25, is in his first pro season after playing a four-year career at Curry College (NCAA DIII). The Dundas, Ontario native attended Thunder training camp before heading to the Southern Professional Hockey League's Evansville Thunderbolts. In 27 games, he has 21 points (10g, 11a).

Patterson, 25, comes to Wichita after appearing in 27 games for the SPHL's Peoria Rivermen. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, the 6-foot, 192-pound defenseman has registered 12 assists in 27 games so far in his rookie campaign. He turned pro after completing a four-year career at Niagara University where he collected 27 points (9g, 18a) in 124 career games.

The Thunder returns from the All-Stark break this Saturday to host the Colorado Eagles at 7:05 p.m.

Saturday night is #ILOVEWICHITA Night, presented by Davis-Moore Autogroup. Less than 400 tickets remain, so don't wait! Help us celebrate our city as we honor the Wichita Chamber of Commerce and other local businesses. The team will be wearing a special Wichita flag-themed uniform that will be auctioned live after the game. The first 500 fans in the door get a special Wichita Flag-themed rally towel.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Season tickets are still available for purchase. Get your seats for just $15 per month. All it takes is a $50 deposit per seat to reserve yours today. To learn more, click here or contact a Thunder representative at the office today!

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