Miller returning for second season in Wichita

Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Thunder announced their first player for the 2015-16 season with the re-signing of forward Kenton Miller.

Miller, 24, returns for his second stint in a Thunder uniform. A native of Redvers, Saskatchewan, Miller compiled 43 points (17g-26a) in 58 games last season. The 6-foot, 196-pound forward was acquired from the Indy Fuel for future considerations last October. Entering his fourth year as a pro, Miller earned a call-up to the Manchester Monarchs and appeared in four games for the eventual AHL champions.

His best season as a pro came during his rookie campaign in 2012-13 with the Missouri Mavericks, recording 51 points (30g-21a) in 53 games. Miller began the 2013-14 season with the Utah Grizzlies before being dealt to the Fort Wayne Komets. He finished with 20 points (6g-14a) in 55 games that year. Prior to turning pro, Miller had a solid junior career, piling up 117 points (60g-57a) in 242 contests between Spokane, Calgary and Moose Jaw of the Western Hockey League from 2008-12.