WICHITA, KS – In their second signing of the week, the Wichita Thunder announced they are bringing another young, talented forward into the fold for the 2016-17 season.

The team announced today they have signed Alexis Loiseau to a contract for the coming season.

Photo of Loiseau from his time with the Rimouski Oceanic. Photo Courtesy: Ghyslain Bergeron/CP
Photo of Loiseau from his time with the Rimouski Oceanic. Photo Courtesy: Ghyslain Bergeron/CP

Loiseau was a rookie last season, playing in 54 games with the Norfolk Admirals, where he was third on the team in scoring with 40 points (14G, 26A.) He also earned a call-up to the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League, skating in 12 games, tallying three points (1G, 2A.)

A scouting report from Elite Prospects in 2014 sheds some insight on the newly-announced forward: “A player who bonds quickly with his linemates and can play a number of different roles; is truly adaptive and, due to his willingness and ability to fill any role that he is assigned, very versatile. All-in-all, a shifty forward that can play, and excel, in any role handed to him.”

“Alexis is a young, dynamic offensive talent that has great vision and poise with the puck,” said Head Coach Malcolm Cameron. “He’s the type of person we’ve targeted in the off-season; a player that is motivated to win and move up. We look forward to seeing Alexis in a Thunder jersey this season.”

Loiseau had an impressive career with the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). In four-plus seasons, Loiseau collected 203 points (70G, 133A) in 259 regular-season games. He tallied a career-high 96 points (35G, 61A) in 2014-15 as he led the team to a QMJHL championship. In 47 playoff games, Loiseau has 41 points (11G, 30A.)

I am pretty pumped to get going in Wichita,” said Loiseau. “I had some good talks with Malcolm and we share the same vision. I want to get there, work on my game and help the team win. I can’t wait to get the season started.”

Loiseau joins team Captain Ian Lowe and forward Louick Marcotte as players officially announced by the team for next season.

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