WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors, announced the signing of second-year forward Billy Exell for the 2021-22 season.
Exell, 25, came to Wichita in 2019-20 after attending training camp with the Indy Fuel. A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, he finished his rookie season with 24 points (8g-16a) in 50 games.
Prior to turning pro, he played four seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. In 130 games for the Bulldogs, Exell tallied 24 points (11g-13a) and was named as an alternate captain during his senior campaign. Exell was a part of back-to-back NCAA National Championships with the Bulldogs in 2018 and 2019 and also won a Robertson Cup during his junior career with the North American Hockey League's Minnesota Wilderness.