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Dickman returns to Wichita

Thursday, October 6th
Action photo of Jay Dickman 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 the signing of forward Jay Dickman for the 2022-23 season. 

Dickman started the season overseas with HC Nova Zamky (Slovakia). The fourth-year pro led the Thunder last season in points (58) and assists (38) while also also setting a new career-high with 20 goals. 

In 2020-21 The St. Paul, Minnesota native recorded 47 points (19g-28a) in 71 games and was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team. His best month came in February when he scored five goals and added eight assists for 13 points in 13 games and was awarded the ECHL Rookie of the Month. He finished second in the rookie scoring race in points, third in goals and fifth in assists. 

The 29-year-old was acquired in a trade during the 2019-20 season from the Indy Fuel. Dickman appeared in eight games for the Fuel, recording three points (2g-1a) before netting two points (1g-1a) in six games for the Thunder. 

Prior to turning pro, Dickman played in 132 career games for Bemidji State University, collecting 55 points (30g-25a). His best season came in 2017-18 where he recorded 23 points (15g-8a) in 37 games. In 2016-17, he helped the Beavers to a Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season title.

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