Thunder Adds Size, Toughness to Blueline
Wichita, KS - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today that the team has signed defensemen Sean Allen and Devin Campbell for the 2019-20 season.
"We're excited to have both Devin and Sean as part of the Thunder family," commented Head Coach Bruce Ramsay. "They're both big, strong defensive defensemen who will do a great job eliminating the cycle and ensuring we spend as little time in our own zone as possible. Both had great careers in their respected leagues and will add that grit and toughness that all Thunder fans love to see."
Allen, 21, turns pro after playing the last four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League for the Kitchener Rangers, Oshawa Generals and Windsor Spitfires. A native of Puslinch, Ontario, the 6-foot-3, 201-pound blueliner racked up 381 penalty minutes to go along with 22 points (2g, 20a) in 205 career games.
Prior to his overage year in Windsor, he attended training camp with the St. Louis Blues. He adds a dimension of toughness along with a solid defensive game to the Thunder backend.
Campbell, 25, also begins his first year as a pro. A native of Greely, Ontario, the 6-foot-2, 216-pound defenseman began his college career at Niagara University before transferring to SUNY-Oswego (NCAA DIII). He served as an assistant captain during his junior campaign and was named captain as a senior. In 64 games with the Lakers, he recorded 23 points (1g, 22a).
He won back-to-back NCAA DIII (SUNYAC) Defensive Player of the Year Awards and was also named to the 2018-19 All-Tournament Team.
The Thunder will open the season at home on Friday and Saturday, October 11th and 12th and will host the ECHL All-Star Classic on Wednesday January 22nd, 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, click here or contact a Thunder representative at the office today!
Images from this story
Defenseman Sean Allen with the Windsor Spitfires
Defenseman Devin Campbell
• Discuss this story on the ECHL message board...
ECHL Stories from August 10, 2019
- Thunder Adds Size, Toughness to Blueline - Wichita Thunder
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.