Former BC Captain Doherty Joins T-Birds in Trade with AdmiralsOct 26, 2016
Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds completed a trade with the Milwaukee Admirals, sending defenseman Adam Pardy to Milwaukee in exchange for three players: forward Eric Robinson, defenseman Teddy Doherty, and goaltender Brandon Whitney.
Doherty is a familiar face in Massachusetts, as the 22-year-old Hopkinton native spent four seasons with the Boston College Eagles from 2012 to 2016, including a stint as captain in his 2015-16 senior year. In 144 collegiate games, Doherty scored 22 goals and dished out 58 assists while posting a +52 rating. Doherty was a teammate of current Thunderbirds defenseman Ian McCoshen while at Boston College from 2013 to 2016.
The 26-year-old Robinson, a native of Foxborough, Mass., played 16 games over three seasons with the Admirals, scoring four goals and six points. The 6-foot-2-inch forward previously played college hockey at Dartmouth from 2010 to 2015, racking up 35 goals and 44 assists in 124 games.
A native of Kentville, N.S., the 22-year-old Whitney is a former seventh round NHL Draft selection of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2012. The 6-foot-5 netminder played 21 games in the ECHL with the Cincinnati Cyclones in the 2015-16 season, posting a 9-8-1 record.
In celebration of the Opening Night sellout milestone, the Thunderbirds will be offering up to $5 off the price of a ticket for this Friday and Saturday’s games. This is an opportunity both for those who were unable to make it to Opening Night as well as those who want to come back for more. The Friday, October 28th game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers is $1 Night (with $1 hot dogs, soda, and popcorn). Friday night also marks the launch of the Pregame Concert Series sponsored by MGM Springfield. Saturday, against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, features T-Birds Trick or Treat for Halloween. Each game is set for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop.
Interested in being part of the next era of AHL hockey in Springfield? Springfield Thunderbirds ticket packages start as low as $12 per game and feature the most exclusive benefits, including a commemorative jersey. For more information, fans may call the Thunderbirds ticket office at (413) 739-GOAL (4625).