Team Facts
Plays in American Hockey League Team colours Navy Blue + Blue + Red + Gold + White Town Springfield, MA, USA Founded 2016

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#30 Joel Hofer (G) St. Louis Blues 22 2000 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 6'5" 172 L 22/23
#1 Vadim Zherenko (G) St. Louis Blues 21 2001 Moskva, RUS 6'4" 196 L 24/25
DEFENSEMEN
#4 Tommy Cross (D)   “C” 33 1989 Simsbury, CT, USA 6'3" 205 L 22/23
#3 Matt Kessel (D) St. Louis Blues 22 2000 Scottsdale, AZ, USA 6'3" 203 R 23/24
#25
Griffin Luce (D) 24 1998 Williamsville, NY, USA 6'3" 216 L 22/23
#33 Brady Lyle (D) St. Louis Blues 23 1999 North Bay, ON, CAN 6'3" 212 R 22/23
#6 Austin Osmanski (D) 24 1998 East Aurora, NY, USA 6'4" 207 L Try-out
#55 Dmitri Samorukov (D) St. Louis Blues 23 1999 Volgograd, RUS 6'3" 187 L 22/23
#14 Steven Santini (D) St. Louis Blues 27 1995 Mahopac, NY, USA 6'2" 207 R 22/23
#5 Tyler Tucker (D) St. Louis Blues 22 2000 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN 6'2" 205 L 22/23
#28 Luke Witkowski (D/RW) St. Louis Blues 32 1990 Holland, MI, USA 6'2" 209 R 22/23
FORWARDS
#17 Nikita Alexandrov (C) St. Louis Blues 22 2000 Burgwedel, GER 6'1" 176 L 23/24
#19 Anthony Angello (RW/C) St. Louis Blues 26 1996 Albany, NY, USA 6'5" 209 R 22/23
#37 Andrei Bakanov (LW) 20 2002 Moskva, RUS 6'3" 214 L 22/23
#77 Drew Callin (C) 27 1995 Middleton, WI, USA 6'3" 205 R 22/23
#91 Martin Frk (RW) St. Louis Blues 29 1993 Pelhrimov, CZE 6'1" 205 R 22/23
#16 Jacob Hayhurst (C) 25 1997 Mississauga, ON, CAN 5'8" 165 L 22/23
#36 Matthew Highmore (C/W) St. Louis Blues 26 1996 Halifax, NS, CAN 5'11" 187 L 22/23
#32 Mitchell Hoelscher (C) 22 2000 Waterloo, ON, CAN 6'0" 176 L 22/23
#20 Steven Jandric (LW) 25 1997 Prince George, BC, CAN 6'0" 201 L
#18 Mathias Laferrière (C/RW) St. Louis Blues 22 2000 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'2" 181 R 22/23
#11 Hugh McGing (C) St. Louis Blues 24 1998 Chicago, IL, USA 5'9" 174 L 22/23
#39 Dylan McLaughlin (C) St. Louis Blues 27 1995 Lancaster, NY, USA 5'11" 187 L 22/23
#21 Jake Neighbours (LW) St. Louis Blues 20 2002 Airdrie, AB, CAN 6'0" 196 L 24/25
#63 Matthew Peca (C) St. Louis Blues 29 1993 Petawawa, ON, CAN 5'9" 183 L 23/24
#22 Greg Printz (LW/RW) 24 1998 Fairfax, VA, USA 6'2" 218 L Try-out
#29 Nathan Todd (C) St. Louis Blues 27 1995 Kemptville, ON, CAN 6'1" 201 R 22/23
#13 Alexei Toropchenko (RW) St. Louis Blues 23 1999 Moskva, RUS 6'3" 187 L 22/23
#27 Keean Washkurak (C) St. Louis Blues 21 2001 Kitchener, ON, CAN 5'10" 185 L 23/24
Position: G: 2, D: 9, F: 18 | Av Age: 24.55 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt: 196 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 12 players
11 players
5 players
1 player
Experience Springfield Thunderbirds: 1 243 GP
NHL: 710 GP
WC: 10 GP
Liiga: 58 GP
KHL: 149 GP
AHL: 3 581 GP
Affiliated Team(s) St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name MassMutual Center Location Springfield, MA, USA Capacity 6 789 Construction Year 1972
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
12/04/2022
12/04/2022 Up/Down Leaving Will Bitten (F) Leaving for St. Louis Blues
12/02/2022
12/02/2022 Up/Down Joining Jake Neighbours (F) Joining from St. Louis Blues
11/29/2022
11/29/2022 Up/Down Joining Alexei Toropchenko (F) Joining from St. Louis Blues
11/28/2022
11/28/2022 Up/Down Leaving Jake Neighbours (F) Leaving for St. Louis Blues
11/28/2022 Up/Down Joining Nikita Alexandrov (F) Joining from St. Louis Blues
11/25/2022
11/25/2022 Up/Down Leaving Jake Ryczek (D) Leaving for Adirondack Thunder
11/23/2022
11/23/2022 Up/Down Joining Tyler Tucker (D) Joining from St. Louis Blues
11/17/2022
11/17/2022 Loan Joining Steven Jandric (F) Joining from Worcester Railers
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2016-2017 AHL 76 32 - 33 - 11 197 206 75 0.99 6 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 AHL 76 32 - 37 - 7 210 233 71 0.93 7 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 AHL 76 33 - 29 - 14 250 241 80 1.05 7 Did not make playoffs
2019-2020 AHL 61 31 - 27 - 3 190 186 65 1.07 5 Playoffs Cancelled
2021-2022 AHL 76 43 - 24 - 9 233 221 95 1.25 2 Final loss
2022-2023 AHL 22 8 - 10 - 4 62 66 20 0.91 7 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. François Beauchemin (F) 2022-2023 Rouen Ligue Magnus 21 16 20 36 20
2. Jonathan Ang (F) 2022-2023 EHC Kloten NL 27 13 12 25 30
3. Matt Marcinew (F) 2022-2023 Rapid City Rush ECHL 19 12 13 25 10
4. Braylon Shmyr (F) 2022-2023 Herner EV 2007 Germany3 25 11 14 25 4
5. Liam Pecararo (F) 2022-2023 HC Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 23 11 13 24 20
6. Logan Shaw (F) 2022-2023 Toronto Marlies AHL 21 8 16 24 18
7. Curtis Valk (F) 2022-2023 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 29 8 16 24 16
8. Aleksi Saarela (F) 2022-2023 SCL Tigers NL 27 14 9 23 4
9. Joel Lowry (F) 2022-2023 EC Kassel Huskies DEL2 23 10 12 22 14
10. Mathew Santos (F) 2022-2023 Maine Mariners ECHL 18 7 13 20 13
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Anthony Greco (F) 261 85 72 157
2. Dryden Hunt (F) 214 72 78 150
3. Paul Thompson (F) 177 58 65 123
4. Jayce Hawryluk (F) 148 27 68 95
5. Chase Balisy (F) 143 31 49 80
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Anthony Greco (F) 261 85 72 157
2. Dryden Hunt (F) 214 72 78 150
3. Paul Thompson (F) 177 58 65 123
4. Chase Balisy (F) 143 31 49 80
5. Jayce Hawryluk (F) 148 27 68 95
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Dryden Hunt (F) 214 72 78 150
2. Anthony Greco (F) 261 85 72 157
3. Jayce Hawryluk (F) 148 27 68 95
4. Paul Thompson (F) 177 58 65 123
5. Chase Balisy (F) 143 31 49 80
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Paul Thompson (F) 177 58 123 238
2. Bobby Farnham (F) 136 15 38 235
3. Jayce Hawryluk (F) 148 27 95 199
4. Josh Brown (D) 160 7 26 197
5. Ryan Horvat (F) 145 10 48 193
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Anthony Greco (F) 261 85 72 157
2. Thomas Schemitsch (D) 219 24 38 62
3. Dryden Hunt (F) 214 72 78 150
4. Paul Thompson (F) 177 58 65 123
5. Josh Brown (D) 160 7 19 26
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Josh Leivo (F) 2 3 4 2.00
2. Scott Perunovich (D) 17 3 22 1.29
3. Danick Martel (F) 8 4 9 1.13
4. Jean-Sébastien Dea (F) 20 11 22 1.10
5. Matthew Highmore (F) 22 5 23 1.05
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Sam Anas (F) 2021-2022 AHL 75 20 44 64 0.85 12
2. Curtis Valk (F) 2017-2018 AHL 73 20 42 62 0.85 41
3. Matthew Peca (F) 2021-2022 AHL 68 23 37 60 0.88 16
4. Anthony Greco (F) 2018-2019 AHL 75 30 29 59 0.79 25
5. Paul Thompson (F) 2018-2019 AHL 72 26 27 53 0.74 111
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Anthony Greco (F) 2018-2019 AHL 75 30 29 59 0.79 25
2. Anthony Greco (F) 2017-2018 AHL 75 29 19 48 0.64 26
3. Paul Thompson (F) 2018-2019 AHL 72 26 27 53 0.74 111
4. Matthew Peca (F) 2021-2022 AHL 68 23 37 60 0.88 16
5. Dryden Hunt (F) 2017-2018 AHL 58 23 23 46 0.79 37
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Sam Anas (F) 2021-2022 AHL 75 20 44 64 0.85 12
2. Curtis Valk (F) 2017-2018 AHL 73 20 42 62 0.85 41
3. Matthew Peca (F) 2021-2022 AHL 68 23 37 60 0.88 16
4. Harry Zolnierczyk (F) 2018-2019 AHL 72 15 36 51 0.71 38
5. Anthony Greco (F) 2018-2019 AHL 75 30 29 59 0.79 25
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Sena Acolatse (D) 2016-2017 AHL 68 6 17 23 0.34 147
2. Bobby Farnham (F) 2017-2018 AHL 69 11 10 21 0.30 123
3. Tyler Tucker (D) 2021-2022 AHL 72 3 15 18 0.25 114
4. Bobby Farnham (F) 2018-2019 AHL 67 4 13 17 0.25 112
5. Paul Thompson (F) 2018-2019 AHL 72 26 27 53 0.74 111
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'1" 196 lbs 24.55
2021-2022 6'1" 192 lbs 25.63
2019-2020 6'1" 192 lbs 25.10
2018-2019 6'1" 192 lbs 25.32
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Operations suspended for 2020-21 season due to COVID-19.