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Four T-Birds Skating at NHL Development Camps

Rybinski, Ross, Wedman and Tyszka at NHL Development Camps

KENT, June 26, 2019 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge announced today four T-Birds are attending NHL Development Camps.

Right wing Henrik Rybinski is attending the Florida Panthers Development Camp at Panthers Ice Den in Coral Springs, Florida, from June 27 to June 30. Rybinski was selected by the Panthers in the fifth round, 136th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Rybinski played 33 regular season games with the T-Birds last season and had seven goals and 28 assist for 35 points. Rybinski was acquired from the Medicine Hat Tigers in a trade on January 4, 2019. In 47 games combined with the T-Birds and Tigers he had eight goals and 32 assists for 40 points.

Florida Panthers Development Camp Roster (PDF)

Goalie Roddy Ross is attending the Philadelphia Flyers Development Camp at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, Pennsylvania, from June 25 to June 29. Ross was selected by the Flyers in the sixth round, 169th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft.

In 25 regular season games with the T-Birds Ross was 16-5-1-2 with a .919 save percentage and a 2.76 goals against average.

Philadelphia Flyers Development  Camp Roster (PDF)

Center Matthew Wedman is attending the Panthers Development Camp in Coral Springs. Wedman was selected by the Panthers in the seventh round, 199th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Wedman was the T-Birds leading scorer this past season with 40 goals and 37 assists for 77 points in 66 games. He was the first T-Bird to hit 40 goals since Prab Rai had 41 goals in the 2009-10 season. Wedman was named a Second Team Western Conference All-Star last season.

In 255 career games with the T-Birds he has 67 goals and 90 assists for 157 points. In 43 career playoff games Wedman has three goals and seven assists for 10 points. Wedman was originally selected by the T-Birds in the second round, 32nd overall, in the 2014 Bantam Draft.

Florida Panthers Development Camp Roster (PDF)

Defenseman Jarret Tyszka is attending the Dallas Stars Development Camp at Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas from June 24 to June 28.

Tyszka is attending the Camp as a Free Agent invite. Last season he had eight goals and 22 assists for 30 points in 41 games. Tyszka has played 213 games with the T-Birds and has 25 goals and 76 assists for 101 points.

Tyszka was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Draft. He was selected by the T-Birds in the first round of the 2014 Bantam Draft.

Dallas Stars Development Camp Roster (PDF)

Former T-Bird Noah Philp has been invited to the Development Camp of the Winnipeg Jets at the Bell MTS Iceplex from June 24 to June 28.

In his last season in the WHL last year, Philp had 26 goals and 49 assists for 75 points in 56 games. In four seasons with the T-Birds and Kootenay Ice Philp played 259 games and had 54 goals and 112 assists for 166 points.

Winnipeg Jets Development Camp Roster (PDF)

The T-Birds announced their 2019-20 regular season schedule earlier today. The home opener for the 2019-20 regular season is Saturday, September 21, at accesso ShoWare Center at 6:05pm against the Kamloops Blazers.

Sunday, June 30 is the deadline to receive two FREE tickets to the T-Birds Home Opener. T-Birds fans who purchase a 24-Flex Ticket Package before the June 30 deadline will receive two FREE tickets to the Home Opener against Kamloops. For more information, or to order the 24-Flex Package, call the T-Birds at 253-239-7825 or purchase online.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2019-20 regular season will go on sale August 21 at 10am online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

T-Birds season tickets for the 2019-20 regular season are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

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