WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 20) – The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, AHL's San Jose Barracuda and powered by Toyota, are excited to announce that former Thunder netminder Stuart Skinner was selected to the 2023 NHL All-Star Game. The event takes place in Sunrise, Florida and is during the weekend of February 3.
The Edmonton, Alberta native was selected by the NHL Fan Vote and will represent the Pacific Division. He is 12-10-2 this season with a 2.96 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. His five-on-five save percentage (.934) ranks him third in the league among 53 goaltenders who have played over 600 minutes (stat courtesy of Zach Laing, Oilersnation).
Skinner, 24, turned pro in 2018-19 and played in 41 games for the Thunder. He went 15-14-7 with a goals-against average of 3.16 and a .903 save percentage. Skinner also appeared in six games that season for the Bakersfield Condors, going 4-2-0 with a 2.99 goals-against average and .879 save percentage.
In 2019-20, Skinner spent the majority of the season in the American Hockey League with the Condors. He did appear in three games for the Thunder, going 2-1-0 with a 3.62 goals-against average and .894 save percentage.
He was drafted in 2017 by the Oilers in the third round (#78 overall).
Wichita continues its five-game homestand tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Allen Americans
Tonight is another QuikTrip Buy In. Head over to any Wichita-area QT location or click HERE to get your complimentary digital upper level ticket. Fans can upgrade for a small fee to the lower level.
Join us on Saturday, January 21 as we celebrate our great city for #ILOVEWICHITA Night, presented by Davis-Moore, Big Fish Bail Bonds, Bonavia, Hajoca and US Mortgage. We are also honoring the heritage of the Air Capital with A Salute to Aviation, presented by Augusta Flight Center. The team will be wearing a special Air Capital-themed uniform that will be auctioned live on the ice after the game. Buy tickets HERE.
The El Trueno uniforms are now live on the DASH Auction App. Bidding ends on Saturday, January 21. To bid on your favorite player's jersey, click here.
Single game tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets online here, at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena or by calling the Thunder office at 316-264-4625.
Several outstanding promotions remain on our schedule for the season. Click here to learn more.