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T-Birds Sign F Blaine Byron to 1-Year AHL Contract

June 10, 2019 - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced that they have signed forward Blaine Byron to a 1-year AHL contract. Byron, 24, has skated in 83 games professionally over the past two seasons with the Thunderbirds. In 2018-19, he put up career high offensive numbers with 13 goals, 12 assists, and 25 points in just 44 games. For his AHL career, Byron has tallied 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points, while picking up just 18 penalty minutes in that span. He was awarded the Thund... Full Story

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Thunderbirds Announce Staff Promotions

May 30, 2019 - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Wednesday the promotions of Matthew McRobbie to Manager of Ticket Sales and Service and China Wong to Producer of Digital/Social Media, as well as the hiring of Evan Cofrancisco as Account Executive and Carolyn Roberts as Administrative Assistant. McRobbie, a 2016 graduate of Springfield College, has been an employee of the Thunderbirds since their inception. Following a promotion to Senior Account Executive, he led the T-Birds sa... Full Story

Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with Goaltender Chris Driedger on a 2-Year Contract Extension

April 30, 2019 - SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have agreed to terms with goaltender Chris Driedger on a two-year, two-way contract extension. Driedger, 24, appeared in 32 games with Florida's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds, owning an 18-10-2 record, 2.45 goals against average and one shutout, while posting an AHL league-leading .924 save percentage. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound native ... Full Story

Thunderbirds President Nathan Costa to Serve as Honorary Chair at World's Largest Pancake Breakfast

April 30, 2019 - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Spirit of Springfield announced on Tuesday that Thunderbirds President Nathan Costa and the team will serve as this year's Honorary Chairs for the World's Largest Pancake Breakfast on May 11 in downtown Springfield. "Being someone that grew up in this city, it's a great honor to be named the Honorary Chair of the World's Largest Pancake Breakfast this year," said Costa. "This event is a celebration of the city of Springfield, and just one of many positive stories c... Full Story

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