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Melton returns to Wichita

Friday, November 13th
Melton returns to Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey Leauge's Bakersfield Condors, announced the signing of forward Frankie Melton for the 2020-21 season.

Melton, 23, is in his second year as a pro. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he signed with the Thunder last December and skated in four games before heading overseas. He finished the season with the Elite Ice Hockey League’s Manchester Storm and tallied 15 points (7g-8a) in 16 games.

Last season, he attended training camp with the Tulsa Oilers and then signed with the Southern Professional Hockey League's Fayetteville Marksmen where he tallied 12 points (8g-4a) in 16 games.

Prior to turning pro, Melton attended Ferris State University and notched 12 points (4g-8a) in 29 games during his only season at the collegiate level. Melton's best year during his junior career came in 2016-17 with the North American Hockey League's Shreveport Mudbugs, where he tallied 58 points (35g-23a) in 57 games.

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