WICHITA, KS – The Wichita Thunder added another piece to their team on Tuesday, bringing in second-year forward Louick Marcotte.
Marcotte played his rookie season with the Adirondack Thunder, collecting 29 points (13G, 16A) in 57 regular season games. In the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs, he played in three of Adirondack’s 12 playoff games and was held off the scoresheet.
“Louick is a young, gifted offensive player that I am glad to have coming here,” said Head Coach Malcolm Cameron. “He put up big numbers during a prolific junior career and with a season of pro under his belt, we expect him to be a big part of our offense this season.”
Prior to turning pro, Marcotte had a stellar junior career in the QMJHL with Prince Edward, Val-d’or Foreurs and Gatineau. He registered 255 points (119g, 136a) in 277 career games with his best season coming in 2013-14 when he was one of only five players that racked up 100 or more points (42g, 58a). He was third in QMJHL postseason scoring that season, tallying 37 points in 24 postseason games (12g, 25a), enroute to winning the league title.
“I spoke to Coach Cameron and felt that at this point in my career, Wichita was the perfect fit,” commented Marcotte. “I’m really looking forward to getting started and coming to Wichita.”
Marcotte joins team Captain Ian Lowe as the only two player signed for the upcoming season.