KENT, September 16, 2016 – Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced the team has acquired goalie Rylan Toth from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for a third round selection in the 2017 Bantam Draft.
“We are excited to add Rylan to our team for this season,” said Farwell. “Rylan gives us extensive playoff experience and solid goaltending which is critical. I know our returning guys are excited and looking forward to the season and this was a chance to improve our team in net.”
Last season Toth appeared in 44 games for the Rebels and had a 26-15-0-1 record with a .912 save percentage, a 2.67 goals against average and five shutouts. In nine playoff games for the Rebels Toth had a 3-5-1 record with a .905 save percentage and 3.15 goals against average.
Toth was the Rebels goaltender for all four of their games at the MasterCard Memorial Cup last year. He finished the tournament with a 2-2-0 record, a .901 save percentage and a 2.99 goals against average.
Toth has appeared in 101 games with Red Deer over two seasons and has a 54-33-4-6 career record with six shutouts. His career save percentage is .908 and his career goals against average is 2.75.
Toth is 20-years old and joins centers Scott Eansor and Cavin Leth as the three 20-year olds on the T-Birds roster.
The T-Birds will conclude their preseason schedule with a home-and-home series against the Everett Silvertips this weekend. The T-Birds host the Silvertips on Friday at 7:35pm at ShoWare Center and then are in Everetton Saturday at 7:05pm.
The T-Birds open the 2016-17 season in Portland against the Winterhawks on Saturday, September 24, at 7:00pm.
The T-Birds home opener for the 2016-17 season is Saturday, October 1, against the Portland Winterhawks at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center.
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