Voltigeurs forward signs with ECHL’s Wichita Thunder


The Wichita Thunder of the ECHL have signed Drummondville Voltigeurs forward Anthony DeLuca to a contract for the 2015-16 season, the team announced today.

In a team release, Thunder head coach Kevin McClelland said DeLuca is excited for the upcoming season.

“He plays with an edge and can also finish, which is something we need added to our lineup.”

DeLuca, 20, was recently traded to the Voltigeurs from Rimouski at last month’s draft. In three seasons with Rimouski, the Rosemère, Que., native scored 101 goals and 209 points in 202 regular season games. This past season, DeLuca scored 44 goals and 91 points in 68 games. In 19 playoff games, he scored 11 goals and 18 points to help lead the Oceanic to a President Cup championship.

The Oceanic drafted DeLuca in the second round, 22nd overall in the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft.

Drummondville exchanged Rimouski’s first-round pick in 2017 to acquire DeLuca in a deal that completed an earlier trade during the Christmas trading period which sent goaltender Louis-Philip Guindon to Rimouski.

There will most likely be some type of compensation to the Voltigeurs.