Thunder Adds Former Buffalo Sabres Draft Pick

Thursday, December 31 2015 8:23 PM

Wichita, KS (Dec. 31st) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, announced today that they have claimed forward Christian Isackson off of waivers and added him to the active roster.

Isackson, 23, appeared in 28 games this season for the Colorado Eagles and recorded five points (3g, 2a). The Pine City, Minnesota native was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (round 7, #203 overall). Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot-1, 189-pound rookie forward played four years at the University of Minnesota where he tallied 31 points (8g, 23a) in 109 career games. Isackson's best year was his sophomore campaign, where he finished with 20 points (4g, 16a) in 40 games.

Wichita plays its final game of 2015 tonight on the road at Missouri starting at 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

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About the ECHL

The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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