The Wichita Thunder has signed Lance Galbraith, a veteran forward who could quickly develop into a fan favorite.
The 5-foot-9 Galbraith has spent most of his nine-year career in the East Coast Hockey League, but he also has played in the higher-level American Hockey League.
Last year, Galbraith had 14 goals, 33 points and 171 penalty minutes for the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL.
"Fans will like him because he'll be in the other team's kitchen a lot," coach Kevin McClelland said. "He'll cause a lot of excitement, and we're also looking for him to put up some decent numbers."
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The Thunder is also bringing back defenseman Daniel Tetrault, who played in Wichita in 2005-06 and 2006-07. He had a career-high 57 points in 2005-06.
Tetrault was an all-star for the Port Huron Icehawks of the International Hockey League last season when he scored 45 points.
"He hits hard, he scores some points, and he's gonna be a leader," McClelland said.