KENT, December 4, 2015 – Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced Luke Ormsby has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team.
“It’s definitely been a childhood dream of mine to play for the T-Birds,” said Ormsby. “I remember going to games at ShoWare Center and seeing Thomas Hickey play. We regularly sat near the bench and after a game one time Hickey gave me a puck.”
“I am looking forward to joining the team in December and helping the team accomplish its goals,” continued Ormsby.
Ormsby was born in Port Angeles and grew up in Bellingham and Everett. He played minor hockey with Sno-King Minor Hockey from ages of eight to twelve. Ormsby played for Sno-King’s Team Seattle while with the association.
“Luke has had two very good training camps with us and has shown significant improvement every year,” said Farwell. “Although he was close to making our team in the fall, it was agreed another year of development and strength would be our best path for him to become a regular player.
“We are excited to add Luke to our team for next year and the fact he started his hockey while living in this area and originally coming from Port Angeles and Everett is a great part of his story. He has impressed with is determination and will be a solid Thunderbird going forward.”
Ormsby was selected by the T-Birds in the ninth round, 192nd overall, in the 2014 Bantam Draft. He attended T-Birds Training Camp this fall. Ormsby is currently playing with the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes Major Midget team. He has eight goals and two assists for 10 points in 18 games.
It is expected Ormsby will join the T-Birds for games in mid-December. The Junior Coyotes do not play any games from December 7 to December 27.
The T-Birds travel to Spokane to play the Chiefs tonight at 7:05pm. They return to the ShoWare Center on Saturday to take on the Tri-City Americans at 7:05pm.