Sept 10, 2014 (ISN) – Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today
announced three Seattle Thunderbirds will take part in NHL Training Camps.
The three players are defenseman Shea Theodore, right wing Justin Hickman and
Theodore leaves today for the Training Camp of the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks will
play two Futures Games against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, September 13 and
Sunday, September 14. Theodore is expected to play in these games that feature top
prospects from both teams. After the Futures Games it is expected Theodore will
continue at Ducks’ Training Camp. Last year he played in two preseason games with
the Ducks before returning to the T-Birds.
Theodore led the T-Birds in points this past regular season with a total of 79.
He registered 22 goals and 57 assists in 70 games. In the post-season Theodore had
five assists in nine playoff games. Theodore was called up to the Norfolk Admirals
of the AHL, for the Calder Cup Playoffs. He played in four games, registering one
goal and two assists.
Theodore attended the Development Camp of the Anaheim Ducks in July. The Ducks selected
Theodore in the first round, 26th overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft.
Hickman leaves today for the Training Camp of the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets, along
with the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, will take part
in the Young Stars Classic in Penticton, BC. The Jets will play three games at this
tournament; the first on Friday against Calgary.
Hickman attended the Jets’ Development Camp in July. After last season ended, Hickman
signed an Amateur Tryout Agreement with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL.
The Tigers are an affiliate to the New York Islanders. He played in five games and
registered one goal and four penalty minutes.
Last season, Hickman had 22 goals and 24 assists in 64 games. In the playoffs, Hickman
played in nine games and had two goals and one assist with 12 penalty minutes.
Hickman has played a total of 254 games in four seasons with the T-Birds. He has
46 goals and 58 assists for 104 points. His career penalty minutes are 426, with
this past season being the highest at 154 penalty minutes.
Wardley will leave on Thursday for the Training Camp of the Montreal Canadiens.
Wardley took part in the Canadiens’ Development Camp in July. Wardley had a goal
and eight assists in 61 games last season. He finished the season third on the
team in penalty minutes with 151. Wardley has played in 151 games over three seasons
with the T-Birds and has three goal and 15 assists for 18 points.
The T-Birds start the 2014-15 Western Hockey League regular season on the road against
the Portland Winterhawks on Friday, September 19, at 7pm at the Moda Center.
The T-Birds home opener is Saturday, September 20, against the Everett Silvertips
at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center. The T-Birds defeated the Silvertips 4-1 in a best-of-seven
series in the first round of the 2014 playoffs.