Wichita, KS (Oct. 14th) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced several transactions today ahead of the team's western swing.
Goaltender Dylan Wells has been reassigned by Edmonton to the Condors from Wichita. The team also announced the signing of forward Billy Exell and goaltender Ryan Mulder.
Exell, 24, turns pro after playing four seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native attended training camp with the Indy Fuel on a tryout agreement. In 130 games for the Bulldogs, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound forward tallied 24 points (11g, 13a) and was named as an alternate captain during his senior campaign. Exell was a part of back-to-back NCAA Championships with the Bulldogs and also won a Robertson Cup during his junior career with the North American Hockey League's Minnesota Wilderness.
Mulder, 26, isn't a stranger to Wichita as he attended training camp on a tryout agreement. A native of Ottawa, Ontario, the 6-foot, 181-pound netminder played the majority of last year with the Southern Professional Hockey League's Quad City Storm. He had a solid collegiate career at Castleton State College before turning pro. His best year came during the 2016-17 season when he went 10-6-5 with a 2.396 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.
After opening up with two home games, the Thunder hits the road for the next three starting on Wednesday night at the Maverik Center against the Utah Grizzlies.
The Thunder are excited to be the host of the 2020 Warrior Hockey/ECHL All-Star Classic, presented by Toyota, on Wednesday January 22nd, 2020. Get your tickets now for the league's annual showcase that features some of the best young talent across the ECHL by clicking here.
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