The Wichita Thunder announced the re-signing of forward Jake Wahlin as the team gears up for the upcoming 2023-24 season on Aug. 18.
Wahlin emerged as a key penalty killer for the Thunder last season. The Minnesota native racked up 13 goals and 15 assists in 69 games last year. The 26-year-old forward was acquired by the Thunder in the 2021-22 season in a trade with the Rapid City Rush.
With the Rush, Wahlin tallied a career-high 15 goals and 20 assists in 59 games. The forward additionally added two goals and three assists in nine games with the Thunder following the trade.
In the 2020-2021 season, Wahlin played in 37 games with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL. Scoring 19 goals and 18 assists in 37 games, the forward helped the Ice Flyers win their fourth SPHL President’s Cup title. For his achievements, Wahlin was named to the SPHL All-Rookie Team and First All-Star Team and won SPHL Rookie of the Year Honors.
Prior to turning pro, Wahlin spent four years with the St. Cloud State Huskies, helping the Huskies to back-to-back NCHC Regular Season Championships in 2017-18 and 2018-19. He finished his collegiate career with 16 goals and 24 assists for 40 points in 127 career NCAA games.