Wichita, KS (Nov. 12th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced this afternoon that they have acquired forward Logan Nelson from the Quad City Mallards in exchange for future considerations.
Nelson, 22, comes to Wichita after appearing in seven games this season for the Mallards. A native of Rogers, Minnesota, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound forward has five points in those five games, including two against the Thunder on October 17th. The second-year pro is a former fifth round draft pick (#133) of the Buffalo Sabres during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Last year, he signed with the Rapid City Rush before being sent to Quad City before the season started. In 43 games, Nelson notched 16 goals and 28 points as a rookie.
Prior to turning pro, Nelson played for the Victoria Royals of the WHL, where he finished with 159 points (60g, 99a) in 179 career games over a three-year span. His best season came during the 2011-12 campaign, where he collected 62 points (23g, 39a) in 71 games.
Wichita resumes its six-game homestand on Friday night as the Missouri Mavericks come to town for a pair of games starting at 7:05 p.m.
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.
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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.