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Wahlin returns to Wichita

Tuesday, August 30th
Action photo of Jake Wahlin of the Wichita Thunder

WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks and American Hockey League's San Jose Barracuda, announced that forward Jake Wahlin has re-signed for the 2022-23 season.

Wahlin was acquired in a trade last season at the deadline. He came over from Rapid City, where he appeared in 59 games and collected 35 points (15g-20a). The St. Paul, Minnesota native tallied five points (2g-3a) in nine games for the Thunder. 

The 26-year-old begins his third year as a pro. Wahlin split the 2020-21 season with the Rush and the Southern Professional Hockey League's Pensacola Ice Flyers. He recorded 37 points (19g-18a) in 37 games for the Ice Flyers. He was named as the SPHL Rookie of the Year, named to the All-Rookie Team, First All-Star Team and won the President's Trophy. 

Prior to turning pro, Wahlin played four seasons at St. Cloud State University. He finished his collegiate career with 40 points (16g-24a) in 127 games. He helped the Huskies to back-to-back Penrose Cups, given to the NCHC regular-season champion. 

He has two other impressive achievements, winning the Clarke Cup in 2015-16 with the United States Hockey League's Tri-City Storm and capturing a Bronze Medal for Team USA at the World Junior A Under 19 Tournament. 

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