Wichita, KS (June 14th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced this afternoon that they have sent defenseman Donnie Harris to the Quad City Mallards. The move completes an earlier trade that saw the Thunder acquire forward Miles Koules for future considerations. Harris, 25, completed his first full season in the Air Capital. The Ashby, West Virginia native played in 61 games this past year, recording 10 points (4g, 6a) and 49 penalty minutes. He spent three seasons with Evansville prior to coming to Wichita, appearing in 145 games for the IceMen.
Wichita, in conjunction with the rest of the ECHL, will announce their end-of-season roster on Wednesday, which is the last day of the 2015-16 season. Teams can begin to sign players and extend qualifying offers on Thursday.
The Thunder kick off their 25th Anniversary season on Saturday, October 15th against the Tulsa Oilers. Season tickets are on sale now. Put down your $50 deposit per seat and pay it off all summer long. Contact a Thunder representative at the office today.
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About the ECHLBegan in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province for its 28th season in 2015-16. There have been 599 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 30 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2015-16 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 30 NHL teams in 2015-16, marking the 19th 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 Facebook and Twitter.