Veteran forward Ewanyk joins Wichita

Wichita, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers and AHL's Bakersfield Condors, announced the signing of forward Travis Ewanyk for the 2017-18 season. 

Ewanyk, 24, split last season between the Idaho Steelheads and Fort Wayne Komets. A native of St. Albert, Alberta, he collected 47 points (20g-27a) to go with 91 penalty minutes last year. 

The fifth-year pro was selected in the third round (74th overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He has 204 games of AHL experience, having played for the Oklahoma City Barons and the Binghamton Senators. During his rookie campaign with the Barons, he tallied 23 points (8g-15a) to go with 119 penalty minutes. 

Prior to turning pro, Ewanyk played four seasons with the Western Hockey League's Edmonton Oil Kings. In 185 games, he registered 59 points (26g-33a) and 298 penalty minutes. He also got the chance to represent Canada on the U-18 team at the World Junior Championship U-18 tournament.