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Thunder Completes Trade with Rapid City Rush

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Completes Trade with Rapid City Rush

Wichita, KS (June 13th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced this afternoon that they have acquired the rights to forward Scott Brannon from the Rapid City Rush. This acquisition completes a previous trade that sent Danick Gauthier to the Rush for Kale Kerbashian and future considerations.

Brannon, 27, spent four seasons in the Black Hills before heading overseas to close out this past year. A native of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the 6-foot, 195-pound forward appeared in 200 games with the Rush, scoring 73 points (32g, 41a). He finished the season with the Dundee Stars of the EIHL, recording nine points (5g, 4a) in 11 games.

Prior to turning pro, Brannon had a solid career in the QMJHL with the Moncton Wildcats where he tallied back-to-back 54-point seasons and was the captain on the 2009-10 QMJHL championship squad. After his junior career ended, he attended St. Francis Xavier University for two seasons.

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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.