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Seattle’s Shea Theodore Named To Western Conference First Team

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Shea Theodore (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

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(1090 The Fan) — Seattle’s leading scorer is also an All-Star.

Defenseman Shea Theodore was named to the first-team All-Star squad in the Western Conference, it was announced Thursday. Theodore led the T-Birds — and all WHL defensemen — with 79 points, including 22 goals.

Theodore, 18, set the T-Birds’ record for most career goals by a defenseman with his two-goal game against Tri-City in the final game of the regular season, Sunday. The goals moved Theodore past former Thunderbird Deron Quint who scored 44 goals from 1993-95. With 45 goals, Theodore now trails just Craig Channell and Thomas Hickey in career points by a defenseman for Seattle.

Theodore was drafted in the first round — 26th overall — by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2013 NHL draft.

T-Birds Sign Bantam Center Neuls

Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell announced Tuesday that the team had signed center Donovan Neuls to a stander WHL player agreement contract.

Neuls, originally selected in the eighth round (257th overall) of the 2012 Bantam draft, scored 19 goals for the Moose Jaw Generals in the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League. The center appeared in 43 games this season for the Generals, providing 52 points to go with 38 penalty minutes.

“We are happy to have Donovan sign to join us for next season,” Farwell said in a statement, Tuesday. “He is a very intelligent player who has worked hard to improve his game over the last two years. He has developed to be a very complete player who will bring both offense and special teams help next year.”

Nuels, 16, was born October 24th, 1997 and currently resides in Grenfell, Saskatchewan.

-Anthony Dion, 1090 The Fan

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