ECHL: Adirondack Thunder Add Two Big Bodies To Their Roster

The Adirondack Thunder continue to build their roster for the 2023-24 season as they added size to their roster as they signed center Lucas Herrmann and defenseman Devon Becker. The 6’2 forward spent the first three years of his collegiate career at the University of New Hampshire, where he put up three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 84 games. The 23-year-old spent last season at Utica College, where he put up 15 goals and 20 assists for 35 points in 29 games, and then spent seven games in the SPHL with the Pensacola Ice Flyers, where he put up four goals and two assists for six points in seven games, Hermaan can play either up the middle or on the wing and has shown that he has a knack for finding the back of the net. “Lucas Herrmann is a big left-handed center who saw some success in the SPHL at the end of last year,” said Head Coach Pete MacArthur in the press release by the Adirondack Thunder. “He is a strong faceoff man, uses his reach very well to break up plays defensively and create plays offensively. The Lancaster, NY native spent two years at New Hampshire playing alongside current Adirondack Thunder Patrick Grasso.

Adirondack continues to add to their blueline as they pick up Devon Becker, who is a 6’4 defenseman who spent three seasons at Divison III Bryn Athyn College before spending his final collegiate season at Norwich University. In four years at the Divison III level, Becker put up 15 goals and 60 assists for 75 points in 71 games. Becker spent last year playing in Italy in Italy2, where he put up four goals and 24 assists for 28 points in 24 games and added a goal and eight assists in nine playoff games. The Langley, BC native brings size to the Adirondack blueline, which is something that the team lacked last season, but Adirondack has done a good job of filling that void this off-season. “Similar to Herrmann, Becker is a 6-foot-4, right-handed defenseman who moves the puck well and plays a simple, yet effective game in all three zones,” added MacArthur in a press release by the Thunder.

Armand Klisivitch

Inside The Rink ECHL Manager | Senior Editor Credentialed Reporter for the Adirondack Thunder & Worcester Railers.

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