Thunder Inks Deal with Valentini

Tuesday, September 11 2018 11:37 AM

Wichita, KS (Sept. 11th) - 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 Ryan Valentini for the 2018-19 season.

"Ryan unfortunately suffered an injury last year that put him on the shelf," commented Head Coach Malcolm Cameron. "He's a highly skilled player with good vision. He's now healthy and ready to take the next step."

Valentini, 21, turns pro after playing parts of the last four years in the Ontario Hockey League with the London Knights and Sudbury Wolves. His career-high came during the 2016-17 campaign when he registered 50 points (18g, 32a) in 66 games. Last year, he appeared in one game before his season was cut short due to an injury. The Mississauga, Ontario native tallied 78 points (29g, 49a) in 130 career OHL games.

"I'm very excited to turn pro," stated Valentini. "Playing professional hockey has been a goal of mine for a long time and Wichita sounds like a great place to start. I've heard nothing but good things about the organization and I can't wait to be a part of it."

Opening Weekend is coming fast. Join us for a pair of games to kick off the 2018-19 campaign as the Idaho Steelheads come to INTRUST Bank Arena on October 12th and followed by the Allen Americans on October 13th. Click here to buy tickets!

Season tickets for the 2018-19 campaign are on sale now. Get your seats for just $15 per month. All it takes is a $1 down per seat to reserve yours today. To learn more, click here or contact a Thunder representative at the office today!

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