Saturday, September 18, 2010

TOOMEY HEADING TO SEATTLE

Press Release

Kent, WA - Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced the team has acquired 20-year-old forward Travis Toomey from the Saskatoon Blades for a fourth round pick in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

"We are pleased to be adding an experienced leader and proven player," said Farwell. "Travis is a big, two-way forward that will play a large role both on and off the ice."

Toomey is entering his fourth season in the league. Last year with the Blades he had 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points with 129 penalty minutes. Toomey has appeared in 198 career games and has 82 points on 41 goals and 41 assists with 314 penalty minutes.

WHL teams are allowed three 20-year-olds each season. With the addition of Toomey, the T-Birds now have two 20-year-olds on the roster, with defenseman Brenden Dillon being the other 20-year-old. It is expected Toomey will arrive in Kent in time for first game of the regular season.

(Nathan can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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