Kukuca was selected by the T-Birds 29th overall in the CHL Import Draft
KENT, August 27, 2018 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge today announced the team has signed forward Andrej Kukuca to a Standard WHL Player Agreement.
The T-Birds selected Kukuca in the first round of the 2018 CHL Import Draft with the 29th overall selection.
Kukuca (pronounced: coo-coo-CHA), a forward from Slovakia, had 43 goals and 27 assists in 44 games for Trencin in the Slovakian U20 Junior League last season. In 18 playoff games last season he had 18 goals and 10 assists for 28 points.
“We are really excited about the offensive potential Andrej brings,” said La Forge. “We were very impressed with him after our research process and he comes highly recommended.”
The Seattle Thunderbirds start the 2018-19 Western Hockey League regular season against the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, September 22, at 6:05pm at the accesso ShoWare Center.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2018-19 are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.
Season Tickets for 2018-19 season are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.