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Former Thunder Netminder Makes FIrst NHL Start for Florida

December 1, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release


Former Wichita Thunder goaltender Chris Driedger
Former Wichita Thunder goaltender Chris Driedger
(Wichita Thunder, Credit: Johnna Raymond)

WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, are excited to announce that former Thunder netminder Chris Driedger made his first NHL start last night with the NHL's Florida Panthers.

Driedger becomes the fourth player in franchise history to reach the NHL. He earned a 3-0 shutout over the Nashville Predators, stopping 27 shots and was named the #2 star.

The 25-year-old goaltender from Winnipeg, Manitoba appeared in two games for the Thunder during the 2016-17 season.

Wichita finishes the holiday week with another match-up against the Kansas City Mavericks. Today's game is the conclusion of Friday's postponed contest due to poor ice conditions. Fans can use their ticket stubs from Friday to get into today's game, which starts at 4:05 p.m.

The Thunder are excited to be the host of the 2020 Warrior Hockey/ECHL All-Star Classic, presented by Toyota, on Wednesday January 22, 2020. Get your tickets now for the league's annual showcase that features some of the best young talent across the ECHL.

Season tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale now. Get your seats for just $34 per month. All it takes is a $1 deposit per seat to reserve yours today. To learn more, contact a Thunder representative at the office today!





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Former Wichita Thunder goaltender Chris Driedger
Former Wichita Thunder goaltender Chris Driedger

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