Alexander True Signs With San Jose Barracuda

True scored WHL Championship game-winning goal in overtime of Game 6

KENT, July 13, 2017 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced center Alexander True has signed a two-year deal with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League.

The Barracuda are the AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks.

“We are excited for Alexander to be getting this opportunity in San Jose,” said Farwell. “He improved every year he was with us and he became a dominant two-way center in the WHL. He has the desire and the physical size and skill to make it and now will get the chance to move on to the next level.”

Last season True had 25 goals and 15 assists for 40 points in 66 games. In three seasons with the T-Birds he had 45 goals and 39 assists for 84 points in 169 games.


True scored the overtime game-winning goal in Game 6 of the WHL Championship series against the Regina Pats to give the T-Birds their first WHL Championship. True had 12 goals and 10 assists for 22 points in 20 playoff games this past season.

The WHL Champion T-Birds start the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season against the Tri-City Americans on Saturday, September 23 at 7:05pm at the ShoWare Center.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2017-18 regular season will go on sale August 23 at 10am online on the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office.

T-Birds season tickets for the 2017-18 season are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

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