KENT, April 20, 2012 — Seattle Thunderbirds General Manager Russ Farwell announced today the signing of U.S. born goalie Danny Mumaugh to a WHL Contract and Education Agreement.
Mumaugh, from Centennial, Colorado, played last season for the Colorado Thunderbirds in the Tier 1 Elite Minor Midget League. In 32 games he had a 26-3-3 record with 12 shutouts, a 1.12 goals against average and a .939 save percentage. Mumaugh is 5’11 and 164-pounds.
“I think this is a great opportunity for my hockey development,” said Mumaugh. “I have always wanted to play in the Western Hockey League and I am excited for this opportunity.”
“We are excited to have Dan commit to the Thunderbirds,” said Farwell. “We expect him to compete strongly for a spot on our team this coming season. He is a very talented young goalie with a promising future due to a very focused and mature approach to his game. We look forward to seeing him at camp in the fall.”
Mumaugh attended the T-Birds rookie camp prior to the 2011-12 season as a free agent invite. His performance impressed the team’s hockey operations staff and he was added to the T-Birds 50-player protected list. Mumaugh continued his strong play by having a outstanding season with Colorado.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)