Wichita inks veteran defenseman Elbrecht

Wichita, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors, announced the signing of veteran defenseman Tyler Elbrecht for the 2018-19 season.

Elbrecht has played his entire career in the ECHL. The 29-year-old has spent time with Idaho, Toledo, Greenville, Manchester, Cincinnati and most recently, Kansas City. In 334 pro games, he has collected 62 points (12g-50a) and amassed 755 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, Elbrecht played a four-year career at Minnesota State-Mankato. He served as the team's captain during his junior and senior seasons. A native of Edwardsville, Illinois, Elbrecht appeared in 142 games, registering 27 points (3g-24a) to go along with 102 penalty minutes. He was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team three years in a row.