09/28/2018 4:08 PM -
The Evansville Thunderbolts announced today the return of Nick Wright, along with two new players, forward Ray Boudiette and defenseman Scott Donohue.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound heavyweight defenseman Nick Wright played 12 games with the Thunderbolts last season, and picked up 58 penalty minutes. He quickly became an Evansville fan favorite for his battles with players such as Ryan Siiro, Alec Hagaman, and new Thunderbolt Pijus Rulevicius. Wright, who is from New Boston, Mic., has over 112 combined games in the SPHL and FHL, along with 719 penalty minutes. “This is the most excited I've been for a hockey season in a while,” said Wright. “Returning to the Ford Center is all I have thought about this Summer, I'm looking forward to seeing the city of Evansville enjoy another successful season with us.”
Boudiette, native of Fairfield, Conn., joins the Thunderbolts after splitting his rookie year with the Fayetteville Marksmen and the FHL's Carolina Thunderbirds, tallying 26 points in 27 FHL games, and one goal and 5 points in 18 games with the Marksmen. Boudiette played three years of college hockey at the University of Rhode Island. “I want to thank Coach (Ian) Moran and the Thunderbolts organization for this incredible opportunity,” said Boudiette. “I'm really excited for training camp, and to have the opportunity to help bring a championship to Evansville.”
Scott Donohue is the lone rookie in the bunch, playing college hockey last season at SUNY-Cortland, where he played 12 games and tallied 6 goals and 9 points. The Commack, NY. native played three years with the Cleveland Barons U18 club before joining the NAHL's Keystone Ice Miners for a 19-game stint in 2014-15, followed by two seasons with the Boston Jr. Bandits of the EHL. “I am very thankful for this opportunity to play professional hockey with the Thunderbolts organization,” said Donohue. “I can't wait to get into town for training camp and meet the other guys and the staff”.
Wright, Boudiette and Donohue join 20 other players on October's extensive training camp roster.