Texeira Loaned to AHL Cleveland

Wednesday, April 10 2019 9:10 AM

Wichita, KS (April 9th) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today that defenseman Keoni Texeira (TEX-share-ah) has been loaned to the AHL's Cleveland Monsters.

Texeira, 22, recently completed an outstanding rookie campaign for the Thunder. He piled up 46 points (7g, 39a) in 70 games for the Thunder and also earned a call-up to the AHL's Springfield Thunderbirds

He finished first in the ECHL in power play assists (29) and power play points (31). The Fontana, California native also finished fifth among rookies with 39 assists.

During the End of Year Awards ceremony, he was named as the team's Defenseman of the Year.

Prior to turning pro, Texeira played five seasons for the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks. He served as the team's captain during his fifth year. He sits in second place all-time in Winterhawks history with 344 games played and notched 143 points (39g, 104a) over that span.

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