Loney joins the Thunder for his second professional season after he spent the 2015-16 season in the Penguins organization, split between the Wheeling Nailers and the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. With the Penguins, Loney collected six points (0g-6a) in 31 games played. The Valencia, Pa. native also skated in 28 regular-season games with the Nailers, where he amassed 18 points (7g-11a). Loney also skated in each of Wheeling’s 26 playoff contests and collected 18 points (7g-11a) en route to an appearance in the 2016 Kelly Cup Finals. Loney’s seven postseason tallies tied for third on the Wheeling roster and included goals in series-clinching wins over Florida and South Carolina.
The 24-year-old winger made his professional debut at the end of the 2014-15 season with theAHL’s Norfolk Admirals, where he netted four points (2g-2a) in five games. Loney collected three points in his professional debut on April 7, including his first career professional goal, the game winner, in a 7-4 win over Binghamton. Prior to turning professional, Loney played four seasons at the University of Denver, where he finished his career with 89 points (39g-50a) over 152 games and appeared in the NCAA Tournament in each season.