WICHITA, KS – The Wichita Thunder announced the addition of a player head coach Malcolm Cameron describes as a “quintessential all-situations player,” someone who can play on the special teams, in an extra attacker or even strength situations.
24-year-old Travis Ewanyk has been signed for the 2017-18 campaign.
“I’m excited to join a new team with a great group of players in Wichita,” commented Ewanyk. “I’m grateful for the opportunity and chance to play in front of passionate fans and am looking forward to a great season.”
Ewanyk, 24, split last season between the Idaho Steelheads and Fort Wayne Komets. A
The fifth-year pro is a third-round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers (#74 overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He has 204 games of AHL experience, having played for the Oklahoma City Barons and the Binghamton Senators. During his rookie campaign with the Barons, he tallied 23 points (8g, 15a) to go with 119 penalty minutes.
“Travis is a tough hard-nosed player that had a great season last year,” stated Head Coach Malcolm Cameron. “With his AHL experience and winning pedigree at the junior level, we know that will be a positive influence in our locker room.”
Ewanyk joins Dyson Stevenson, Matt DeBlouw, and defensemen Jeremy Beaudry as players locked in for next season.
For the latest list of player signings across the ECHL, visit our 2017 ECHL Transactions page!