WICHITA, Kan. (August 23) – The Wichita Thunder, powered by Toyota, are excited to announce the signing of defenseman Jake Hamilton for the 2022-23 season.
Hamilton, 26, comes to Wichita after spending the past season with the Adirondack Thunder. In 33 games, he tallied six points (3g, 3a). Last year, he signed with the Southern Professional Hockey League's Peoria Rivermen, but was loaned to the Thunder last November.
"It's exciting to be coming to Wichita for the coming season," commented Hamilton. "I want to help create a winning culture by competing the right way. I feel Coach Ramsay is a true players coach and is making the right moves for us to succeed. This town and these fans deserve winning hockey. We will do whatever it takes to give them that. I'm looking forward to meeting all the guys and getting to work in order to help us make the playoffs."
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound blueliner didn't play in 2020-21. He turned pro in 2018-19, appearing in 44 games for the Rivermen. Hamilton had his best season statistically, recording 16 points (4g, 12a). In 2019-20, he started the year with Peoria before being loaned to both the Jacksonville Icemen and Kansas City Mavericks.
Prior to turning pro, the O'Fallon, Missouri native played two seasons at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. In 54 games, Hamilton finished with eight points (4g, 4a) for the Yellow Jackets.
Hamilton is the 14th player announced for the 2022-23 season. Keep an eye on our social media channels for more player announcements.
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