Turner Ottenbreit will lead the Thunderbirds as captain this season. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

Thunderbirds’ Ottenbreit named captain

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:00pm
  • Sports

The Seattle Thunderbirds have named defenseman Turner Ottenbreit captain for the 2017-18 season.

The T-Birds also named center Donovan Neuls and left wing Nolan Volcan alternate captains. A third alternate captain will rotate among the team leadership group during the season.

“Turner exemplifies what we are looking for in a leader,” said head coach Matt O’Dette. “He understands our culture and will show the way for our young team. He along with Nolan and Donovan will provide positive leadership for our group moving forward.”

Ottenbreit is the 34th captain in team history. Scott Eansor and Mathew Barzal were the team captains during the 2016-17 season.

The WHL champion T-Birds begin the Western Hockey League regular season against the Tri-City Americans on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at the accesso ShoWare Center.

For tickets, visit seattlethunderbirds.com.

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