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Barret Kirwin Inks with Wichita

September 16, 2022 - ECHL (ECHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release


WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, AHL's San Jose Barracuda and powered by Toyota, are excited to announce the signing of forward Barret Kirwin for the 2022-23 season.

Kirwin, 22, enters his first full season as a pro. The Barrie, Ontario native split last year between Dalhousie University (USports) and South Carolina. He collected 18 points (8g, 10a) in 18 games for the Tigers before signing in January with the Stingrays. Kirwin finished with eight points (3g, 5a) in 24 games.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to play in Wichita for the upcoming season," stated Kirwin. " I enjoyed my first taste of pro hockey last year in South Carolina. I'm excited to get started and become a part of the Thunder family."

Prior to heading to college, the 5-foot-9, 187-pound forward played four years in the Ontario Hockey League with the Guelph Storm and Owen Sound Attack. His best season came in 2019-20 when he tallied 59 points (30g, 29a) in 62 games. Kirwin also recorded six points (2g, 4a) in 11 playoff game that season.

Kirwin is the 1th player announced for the 2022-23 season. Keep an eye on our social media channels for more player announcements.

Opening Night is just around the corner. Join us on Saturday, October 22 as we host our heated rival, Allen Americans. Now through the end of September, buy 10 tickets to our season opener and get the remaining tickets for 50% off. Click here to learn more.

Single game tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets online here, at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena or by calling the Thunder office at 316-264-4625.

Season tickets for the 2022-23 campaign are on sale now. Fans can pay in full and receive 10% off. Lock in your seats for every game and enjoy all the benefits.


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