KENT, December 27, 2015 – Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced the team has acquired left wing Andreas Schumacher from the Swift Current Broncos.
Schumacher, from Stenungsund, Sweden, has two goals and one assist in 17 games this season with the Broncos. Last season he had eight goals and nine assists for 17 points in 65 games.
With the addition of Schumacher to the roster the T-Bird have released left wing Gustav Olhaver to get down to the league mandated two Import players. The Broncos will claim Olhaver on waivers.
Olhaver has two goals and three assists in 31 games with the T-Birds this season. Olhaver was the T-Birds first round pick, 44th overall, in the CHL Import Draft this past summer. Prior to the Import Draft Olhaver was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the seventh round, 191st overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft.
The T-Birds are in Spokane tonight to take on the Chiefs at 5:05pm at Veterans Memorial Arena. The T-Birds next home game is Tuesday against the Chiefs at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2015-16 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm Saturday game days at 10 am and Sunday game days at noon.