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Thunder Signs Rookie Forward Melton

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Signs Rookie Forward Melton

WICHITA, Kan. (Dec. 31) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today the signing of forward Frankie Melton.

Melton, 22, is in his first year as a pro. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, the 5-foot-8, 170-pound forward was signed to an Amateur Tryout with the Tulsa Oilers and attended training camp. After being released, he signed with the Southern Professional Hockey League's Fayetteville Marksmen. In 16 games this season, he has 12 points (8g, 4a).

Prior to turning pro, Melton attended Ferris State University and played one season for the Bulldogs. He notched 12 points (4g, 8a) in 29 games during his only season at the collegiate level. Melton's best year during his junior career came in 2016-17 with the North American Hockey League's Shreveport Mudbugs, where he tallied 58 points (35g, 23a) in 57 games.

The Thunder are excited to be the host of the 2020 Warrior Hockey/ECHL All-Star Classic, presented by Toyota, on Wednesday January 22, 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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