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Wichita adds King

Thursday, September 21st
Action photo of Sam King

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 Sam King for the 2023-24 season. 

King, 25, turns pro after playing three years at Saint Mary's University. A native of Hampton, New Brunswick, he had his best year offensively last season with 13 points (8g-5a) in 24 games. Overall, he finished with 31 points (13g-18a) in 73 games during his career with the Huskies. 

Prior to attending college, he spent time in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Blainville-Boisbriand and Charlottetown, totaling 34 points (14g-29a) in 116 career games.

King also split time in the Maritime Junior Hockey League with Woodstock, Yarmouth and Edmundston. His best year came in 2018-19 with the Edmundston Blizzard, piling up 56 points (26g-30a) in 38 games while receicing the MJAHL Character Award and was earning a spot on the MJAHL First Team All-Star squad.

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