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Thunder Adds Young Defenseman Nilsen

March 19, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Wichita Thunder News Release

Wichita, KS - The The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today the signing of defenseman Hakon Nilsen.

Nilsen, 21, turns pro after playing four years for the Ontario Hockey League's Flint Firebirds. A native of Cape Coral, Florida, the 6-foot-2, 209-pound blueliner appeared in 217 games during his junior career. He finished with 22 points (6g, 26a) over that span. Nilsen finished this season with 14 points (3g, 11a) in 68 games, which was a new career-high.

The Thunder returns home this Saturday night for the first time in 23 days to host the Tulsa Oilers starting at 7:05 p.m..

Season tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale now. Get your seats for just $15 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!

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