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 the signing of forward Ethan Szypula for the 2022-23 season.
Szypula is entering his first full season as a pro. He signed last February with the Florida Everblades and finished with one assist in 10 games. The 25-year-old finished the year with the Jacksonville Icemen and collected three points (1g-2a) in eight games.
Prior to turning pro, Szypula played three seasons at the University of Western Ontario. He had back-to-back 20 point seasons, tallying 20 points (10g-10a) during his freshman campaign in 2018-19 and followed that up with 32 points (9g-23a) in 28 games as a sophomore. He was named to the USports (OUA West) All-Rookie Team in 2018-19.
Szypula had a terrific junior career, playing five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League for the Owen Sound Attack. He recorded 40 points in three-straight seasons and finished with 181 points (61g-120a) in 320 career games.