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THUNDER SIGN FORWARD GUNNAR HUGHES

Wednesday, September 7th
THUNDER SIGN FORWARD GUNNAR HUGHES

Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, announced today that they have signed forward Gunnar Hughes to a standard player contract.

Hughes, 23, returns to the Thunder for his second professional season after he collected 22 points (11-11-22) in 64 games with the team during the 2015-16 season. Hughes, who was one of seven Thunder players with double digit goals, also made his AHL debut with the Albany Devils where he collected an assist in three games. The Highland Park, IL native skated in all 12 of Adirondack’s playoff games and scored two goals, including the overtime game-winner in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against South Carolina.

The young forward originally signed with the Thunder after four seasons at St. Lawrence University, where he captained the Saints as a senior in 2014-15. During the 2014-15 season, Hughes led his team with 12 goals and finished fourth in total scoring with 22 points (12-10-22). Hughes concluded his collegiate career at St. Lawrence 73 points (28-45-73) in 143 career games. Prior to, Hughes skated one season in the USHL with the Waterloo Black Hawks, where he collected 26 points (15-11-26) in 57 games played.

The Thunder kick off their 2016-17 home schedule on Saturday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. against the Manchester Monarchs. Ticket packages are available now for the 2016-17 season at just $13 per seat, a savings of 34% off of 2015-16 pricing. Call 518-480-3355 x1 and we will customize a deal for you.

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