(ISN) – KENT, – Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced defenseman Shea Theodore has joined the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.
“Shea is moving on to pro hockey now and he is ready to contribute on a regular basis at that level,” said Farwell. “He was the best player in our series with Portland and we wish him all the best as he moves on with his career.”
Theodore is the Western Conference nominee for the WHL Defenseman of the Year Award. He was also named a first team Western Conference All-Star this season.
Theodore had 13 goals and 35 assists in 43 games this season. Theodore is the T-Birds all-time leader in goals scored and points for a defenseman. He has 58 goals and 154 assists for 212 points in 257 career games. Theodore is second in career assists for a defenseman, 12 assists behind Craig Channell. He won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship in January.
The Admirals are the top minor league affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. Theodore was selected by the Ducks in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft. He signed a three year entry level contract with the Ducks on September 25, 2013.
The Admirals have four games remaining in their season and it is possible Theodore could play in these games.