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Thunder Re-Sign Reum; Add Christensen to Blueline

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Re-Sign Reum; Add Christensen to Blueline

Wichita, KS (Sept. 9th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with defensemen Jannik Christensen and Dalton Reum for the 2015-16 season.

“Jannik was very reliable last season in Quad City and was tough to play against,” commented Head Coach Kevin McClelland. “Dalton was solid for us until he got hurt in January and I know he is itching to get back out there and play. Both guys will add depth to our blue line this season.”

Christensen, 23, enters his second season in the ECHL and first in Wichita. A native of Esbjerg, Denmark, the 6-foot-1, 183-pound defenseman appeared in 62 games last year with the Quad City Mallards, notching 14 points (1g, 13a) to go along with 62 penalty minutes. He spent most of his hockey career with his hometown team in Esbjerg starting as a 17-year old. Christensen represented Denmark at the 2010, 2011 and 2012 World Junior Championships and captained the Danes at the 2012 tournament in Alberta.

Reum, 23, returns to Wichita after having his season cut short last year due to injury. A native of Camrose, Alberta, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound blueliner appeared in 52 contests during his rookie year with the Idaho Steelheads collecting eight assits and 76 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro, Reum played three seasons in the WHL with the Vancouver Giants and Swift Current Broncos. In 212 career games, he amassed 37 assists (8g, 29a) and 191 penalty minutes.

Wichita will host the Tulsa Oilers for an exhibition game on Saturday, October 10th at 4 p.m. at the Wichita Ice Center. Tickets are on sale now for just $12 and can be purchased at the Thunder office only.

Opening Night is almost here! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 15th at 10 a.m. Be a part of #ThunderNation as the Quad City Mallards fly into town on Saturday, October 17th at 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

Season tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Call the Wichita Thunder office and visit with a season ticket rep today to learn more. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the off-season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com.

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About the ECHL

Began 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 569 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 28 who made their NHL debuts in the 2014-15 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 29 of the 30 NHL teams in 2014-15, marking the 18th 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.