Thunder Acquire Aiello, Dacosta

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder announced that they have acquired rookie defenseman Anthony Aiello from the Florida Everblades in exchange for future considerations and rookie defenseman Justin Dacosta from the Utah Grizzlies in exchange for future considerations.

Stockton is the ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League and Springfield of the American Hockey League. Former ECHL coach Gerry Fleming is an assistant coach for Springfield.

Stockton has led the ECHL in attendance each of its first four seasons, becoming the first team to lead in attendance four years in a row since Florida set the league record with five straight years from 2000-05, and needs only 64,360 fans to reach one million.

The Thunder were presented with the ECHL Team Award of Excellence in 2008-09 and 2006-07.

Team Press Release