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03/22/2018 2:06 PM -
Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, have signed forward Ryan Schmelzer to a standard player contract. 
Schmelzer, 24, joins the Thunder after he completed his collegiate career at Canisius College, where he skated for four seasons. Schmelzer ranks tenth all-time at Canisius with 143 games played between 2014 and 2018 and amassed 106 points (40-66-106) throughout his collegiate career. The 6-2 forward reached the 30-point plateau in each of his final three seasons with the Golden Griffins and ranked in the Top 3 on his team in scoring in each season. The East Amherst, NY native was college teammates with Thunder forward Shane Conacher from 2014-16. 
The Thunder are back in action this weekend as they visit the Manchester Monarchs for games on Friday and Saturday evenings. Visit or call 518-480-3355 x1 for tickets to all upcoming Thunder home games.  
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The Adirondack Thunder are the proud members of the ECHL and will begin their 2017-18 season on October 14, 2017 at Cool Insuring Arena. The Thunder enter their third season of ECHL play, following two consecutive playoff berths, including reaching second round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs in 2016, the first time since 1994 that an Adirondack team won a playoff series. 

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