WICHITA, KS – With their latest signing announcement, Wichita Thunder head coach Malcolm Cameron shifted attention to the back end of the ice.
The team announced today that defenseman Landon Oslanski will return to the Wichita Thunder blueline for the upcoming season.
“I’m excited to come back and play in the barn infront of the ECHL’s best fans,” commented Oslanski. “I’m eager to get this season started and feel confident in Malcolm’s vision for our team. I enjoyed Wichita as a city and it was a great place for me and my wife. I can’t wait to get back on the ice.”
Oslanski was acquired by the Thunder from the Alaska Aces on November 30th. In 53 games in a Thunder uniform last season, Oslanski collected 28 points (10G, 18A.) His 35 total points (13G, 22A) between Wichita and Alaska put him in a tie for second on the team in overall scoring and ranked as 16th most in the ECHL among defenseman.
Oslanski is a power play specialist. Last season, he scored 10 goals on the power play, most of any ECHL defensemen. Twenty of his 35 points came on the man-advantage, which was tied with Allen’s Matthew Register for third most among defenseman. There is very little doubt that Oslanski will be asked to repeat and best his performance on the Thunder blueline this season.
“Landon is a solid offensive defenseman that I coached against in the WHL,” said Cameron. “He has a solid compete level and wears his heart on his sleeve. From the moment we first spoke I could hear the excitement in his voice about returning to Wichita. I look forward to seeing him on the ice.”
Oslanski joins team Captain Ian Lowe, Louick Marcotte, and Alexis Loiseau as players announced by the team for next season.
Get a team-by-team breakdown of all the player movement in the ECHL by visiting our transactions page at thesinbin.net/2016-echl-transactions.