SPRINGFIELD, MA – Thunderbirds defenseman MacKenzie Weegar and Ian McCoshen have been called up to the Florida Panthers.

Weegar is coming off a great performance in the team’s 3-2 victory against the Providence Bruins on Saturday, chipping in with a goal and two assists. Weegar was called up to the Panthers recently and did not log in any games.

The 23-year old of Ottawa, Ontario has logged in 57 games with the Thunderbirds during the 2016-17 year with 13 goals and 19 assists for 32 points. The most points he has registered in his American Hockey League career. Weegar was a representative of the Thunderbirds in the AHL All-Star Classic Atlantic Division back in January.

McCoshen is playing in his first professional year with the Thunderbirds. The 21-year old defenseman out of Hudson, WI has logged in 65 games during the 2016-17 campaign with four goals and 12 assists for 16 points. McCoshen just won Thunderbirds’ Man Of The Year on Thursday and is now a candidate for the AHL’s Yanick Dupre Memorial Award.

McCoshen played for three years for the Boston College Eagles in NCAA Hockey East as well as playing three years in the United State Hockey League for the Waterloo Black Hawks.

The Thunderbirds will conclude their final road trip of the season where they travel to Bridgeport to take on the Sound Tigers on Saturday while visiting their I-91 rival Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center and the final meeting of year with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday.  The puck will drop in Bridgeport on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M.


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