WICHITA, KS – The Wichita Thunder announced today the re-signing of forward Logan Nelson to the roster for the 2016-17 season.
Nelson, 23, was acquired last November in a trade with the Quad City Mallards. The third-year forward recorded five points (4g, 1a) in seven games with the Mallards and added 16 points (9g, 7a) in 47 games in Wichita to finish the season. He had a solid rookie season in 2014-15, scoring 16 goals and adding 12 assists in 43 games for Quad City.
“Logan has good size and was a solid offensive contributor in Junior and his first-year pro,” said Head Coach Malcolm Cameron. “He didn’t have the season he wanted last year and is very motivated for this upcoming season. He fits the mold of the type of player’s we want here with the Thunder.”
“I’m very excited and proud to be a part of the 25th anniversary season,” commented Nelson. “It’s always nice to come back to a familiar area and play in a community that loves their team. I’m ready to win.”
The Thunder roster for training camp sits at 19 players, with a couple of more players yet to be announced.
If you’ve missed it, here is a breakdown of the players announced by position so far:
Forwards – Ian Lowe, Louick Marcotte, Alexis Loiseau, Mitch Holmberg, Gerrad Grant, Vincent Arseneau, Matt Deblouw, Blake Tatchell, Ryan Tesink, Brad Cuzner, Jack Rodewald, Tommy Veilleux, Logan Nelson
Defensemen – Landon Oslanski, Dalton Reum, James Melindy, Greg Amlong, Alexis Vanier
Goalies – Drew Owsley
Get a team-by-team breakdown of all the player movement in the ECHL by visiting our new transactions page at thesinbin.net/2016-echl-transactions.