Wichita, KS (February 6th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced this afternoon the acquisition of forward Anthony Perdicaro from the Gwinnett Gladiators for future considerations.
Perdicaro, 25, has appeared in 24 games this season for the Gladiators, recording nine points (3g, 6a) and 72 penalty minutes. A native of East Rockaway, NY, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound forward is in his sixth season as a pro. Last season, he split time with the St. Charles Chill, Rapid City Rush of the Central Hockey League and the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL. In 220 games as a professional, Perdicaro has 145 points (69g, 76a) and 558 penalty minutes. Perdicaro is no stranger to Wichita, having played against the Thunder as a member of Rapid City, Quad City Mallards and Chill. His best season came during the 2012-13 season as a member of the Mallards, tallying 43 points (16g, 27a) and racking up 103 penalty minutes.
Wichita starts a two-game set tonight against the Quad City Mallards at the i-Wireless Center at 7:05 p.m.
Individual tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com.
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.