Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Blazers Re-Sign Connor Dunn

The Oklahoma City Blazers announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Connor Dunn for the 2017-18 Western States Hockey League season. Dunn was acquired by the Blazers on December 13th of last season, joining the team at the Western States Shootout in Las Vegas. Dunn had begun last season  with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, picking up two assists in 17 games with the Wolverines.

A native of Kennewick, Washington, Dunn skated in 28 games with the Blazers during the regular season, scoring three goals and adding seven assists. In OKC’s playoff run, Dunn was held pointless in two games. This season, the 1997-born Dunn weighs in at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds.

When asked about his decision to re-sign, Dunn stated that “it was an easy decision to return to Oklahoma City. I love the city and the fans, and it’s rewarding to be able to play for a team that has so much history behind it. It’s somewhere I know I can succeed. I feel I speak for a lot of the returners when I say that we have unfinished business to take care of and I’m excited for the opportunity to chase a championship in OKC.”

Dunn becomes the first signing for the Blazers as head coach Gary Gill builds the team for the upcoming WSHL season, Gill’s first with the Blazers. While Dunn played with the Missoula Maulers in the 2015-16 season, Dunn noted his experience with Coach Gill, having played against the Cheyenne Stampede during Gill’s tenure. “I’ve had a lot of talks with Gary over the past couple of weeks. He’s a no-nonsense kind of guy and having played against a team he was coaching a couple years ago in Cheyenne, I know that his teams play the game the right way. He’s all about the physical, hard working brand of hockey and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

“As a team this year the goal obviously is to win a championship, and I believe the only way to do that is through hard work and sacrifice. Championship teams are always on the same page when it comes to structure and commitment. There has never been a shortage of talent in OKC, and as long as we buy into the system, the success will come.”

Don’t miss a second of the 2017-18 Blazers season, season tickets are on sale now! Seat prices begin at just $200 for an entire season, contact Brian Chandler at bchandlerokcblazers@gmail.com for more details and to secure your seat!