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Thunder Adds Toughness With Elbrecht

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Adds Toughness With Elbrecht

Wichita, KS (August 21st) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today the signing of veteran defenseman Tyler Elbrecht for the 2018-19 season.

"Tyler is a physical, rugged veteran defenseman that competes game in and game out," stated Head Coach Malcolm Cameron. "In watching him play against us the last two years, what really stood out was how hard he played and stuck up for his teammates. We look forward to having him in a Thunder uniform this season."

Elbrecht, 29, has played his entire career in the ECHL. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound blueliner has spent time with Idaho, Toledo, Greenville, Manchester, Cincinnati and most recently Kansas City. In 334 pro games, he has collected 62 points (12g, 50a) and amassed 755 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, Elbrecht played a four-year career at Minnesota State-Mankato (NCAA D1). He served as the team's captain during his junior and senior seasons. A native of Edwardsville, Illinois, Elbrecht appeared in 142 games, registering 27 points (3g, 24a) to go along with 102 penalty minutes. He was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team three years in a row.

"I'm excited to join the Thunder organization," said Elbrecht. "Over the past two seasons, I've seen what type of character, skill and toughness they bring and that's something I want to be a part of. I look forward to joining the team they have and doing my part to bring a Kelly Cup to Wichita."

Opening Weekend is coming fast. Join us for a pair of games to kick off the 2018-19 campaign as the Idaho Steelheads come to INTRUST Bank Arena on October 12th and followed by the Allen Americans on October 13th.

Season tickets for the 2018-19 campaign are on sale now. Get your seats for just $15 per month. All it takes is a $1 down per seat to reserve yours today. To learn more, click here or contact a Thunder representative at the office today!

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