WICHITA, KS – The Wichita Thunder continued to piece together their blueline on Wednesday, announcing the signing of a rookie defenseman from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin, 21, has signed a contract for the 2017-18 season.
“I’m really happy to be coming to Wichita and play for the Thunder,” said Crevier-Morin. “I’m excited to start my pro career and meet my new teammates. Just really looking forward to getting the season started.”
Crevier comes to Wichita after patrolling the blueline for the last four seasons with the Gatineau Olympiques. In 195 games, Crevier-Morin collected 56 points (14G, 42A) and was a +22.
“Marc-Oliver is a tough, hard hitting stay-at-home defenseman that came highly recommended by people I know in the QMJHL,” commented Head Coach Malcolm Cameron. “He’s been a leader and a team-first player. We’re excited to have him this season.”
Crevier-Morin joins fellow Frenchmen Etienne Boutet and Jeremy Beaudry on the blueline. It is clear that Malcolm Cameron is planning on going with a young and quick blueline corps, but also a group that can play the body efficiently, too.
In other team-related news, the San Diego Gulls announced the signing of James Melindy to a two-way AHL-ECHL contract this week. Wichita retains Melindy’s ECHL rights, so even though the Gulls’ ECHL affiliate is the Utah Grizzlies, he will come to Wichita when he is assigned.
Wednesday’s player signing announcement is the first of two this week; the other one will come Friday.
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