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Minnesota State Captain Nick Rivera Turns Pro with Thunder

September 3, 2020 - ECHL (ECHL) - Adirondack Thunder News Release

GLENS FALLS, NY - The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, announced today that forward Nick Rivera has been signed to a standard player contract for the 2020-21 season.

Rivera, 24, is coming off of his senior season at Minnesota State University where he served as captain for the past two years. The Pacific Palisades, California native netted 60 points (34 goals, 26 assists) in 151 games throughout his four-year collegiate career. The Mavericks were the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Regular-Season Champions in three of Rivera's four seasons with the progam.

Before attending school, Rivera played two seasons in the United States Hockey League with the Omaha Lancers. The 5-foot-10, 190=pounder notched 69 points (37 goals, 32 assists) in 106 games and was named team captain for his final year.

During the 2013-14 season, Rivera skated in one season in the North American Hockey League with the Wenatchee Wild. Rivera was also a participant in the 2016-17 Maccabiah Games, suiting up for Team USA.

Season tickets for the 2020-21 season are on sale now! For more information on ticket packages, call 518-480-3355 or visit For all the latest Adirondack Thunder news, follow the team on all social media @ECHLThunder.

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