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 forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie for the 2018-19 season.
Labrie, 31, brings a wealth of experience to the Thunder roster. A native of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, the he will be entering his 12th season as a pro. Labrie has played in 624 AHL games as well as 46 in the NHL.
He first saw action in the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2011-12. He spent three seasons with the Lightning before playing three seasons for the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs and then helped the Norfolk Admirals to a Calder Cup title in 2011-12, netting 35 points (14g-21a) and 107 penalty minutes.
Last season, he signed a two-way contract with the Nashville Predators and saw action in 50 games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals. He was dealt to the Arizona Coyotes in late February and finished the year with the Tucson Roadrunners. Overall, Labrie has 201 points (90g-111a) in 670 games as a pro to go along with 1,164 penalty minutes.