Wichita, KS (June 23rd) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers and powered by Toyota, announced today the signing of forward Dyson Stevenson for the 2017-18 season.
"I'm very excited to sign with the Wichita Thunder," said Stevenson. "If someone asked me a couple years ago if I'd ever be play in Wichita, I probably would have said no because I hated playing against them so much. I'm excited for a change and I'm going to put everything on the line every game for my teammates. By the looks of things, the team is going to have a lot of depth and we will have a good chance of making it to the playoffs. I've been in the playoffs all three years of my pro career and I know that anything can happen."
Stevenson, 23, was an essential part of the Americans run to winning two Kelly Cup titles. A native of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, the 6-foot, 185-pound forward appeared in 131 regular season games for Allen, collecting 54 points (19g, 36a) to go along with 221 penalty minutes. He also played in 55 playoff games, notching 17 points (4g, 13a).
"Dyson is the consummate team first guy," stated Head Coach Malcolm Cameron. "He sticks up for his teammates, scores big goals and can be counted on in crucial situations. Having coached him for three years in junior hockey, I know the type of player and person he is and I look forward to having him with the Thunder."
Prior to turning pro, Stevenson played three seasons for the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats. He reunites with Head Coach Malcolm Cameron, who coached him for three years with the Pats. In 2013-14, he had a career year, recording 76 points (38g, 38a) and 121 penalty minutes.
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