Wichita, KS (Sept. 30th) - 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 Lane Bauer.
Bauer, 21, turns pro after playing the last four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Edmonton Oil Kings and Kamloops Blazers. The dynamic forward potted 207 points (97g, 110a) in 261 games and served as an alternate captain in 2016-17 for the Oil Kings. A native of Anchorage, Alaska, the 5-foot-11, 192-pound forward averaged a point a game last season. He netted 40 points ( 25g, 15a) in 40 games with Edmonton before being sent to Kamloops in January. Bauer finished the season with 11 goals and 31 points in 31 games for the Blazers and added three points (2g, 1a) in six playoff games.
"Lane has shown to be a consistent scorer throughout his junior career in the WHL," said Head Coach Malcolm Cameron. "He has the ability to play all three forward positions and is versatile. We look forward to having him in Wichita."
In 2013-14, Bauer was a part of the Memorial Cup winning team in Edmonton, which was his first year in junior hockey. His point- production increased each season and it helped earn him a spot in rookie camp with the Edmonton Oilers in Penticton last month and tryout camp in Bakersfield.
To view the full roster that we have announced this summer, click here.
The 26th season of Thunder hockey kicks off on Friday, October 13th against the Indy Fuel.
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