WICHITA, KS – The Wichita Thunder added some more youth to their blueline with their 19th player signing announcement of the summer Tuesday.

Joining Wichita for training camp is 21-year-old Samuel Thibault, who spent the last four seasons with Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Photo Courtesy: Baie-Comeau Drakkar

“I’m really proud to be coming to Wichita and play for the Thunder,” commented Thibault. “I’m excited to be turning pro and can’t wait to start playing.”

A native of Ste-Martine, Quebec, the 6-foot-1, 201-pound blueliner has amassed 284 penalty minutes to go along with 50 points (10g, 40a) in 207 career games. He served as an alternate captain in 2015-16 and collected a career-high 134 penalty minutes. Last year, Thibault was selected as the team’s captain and netted a career-best 21 points (6g, 25a) and 81 penalty minutes.

“Sam is a rugged, stay-at-home defenseman that plays hard each and every night,” stated head coach Malcolm Cameron. “He’s not afraid to stick up for his teammates and was captain of his team last season. I look forward to seeing him in camp.”

Wichita now has 19 players signed for training camp, which will get going on October 2.

For the latest list of player signings across the ECHL, visit our 2017 ECHL Transactions page!


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