Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thrashers Agree to Terms with 2004 Draft Choice Matt Siddall

The Atlanta Thrashers have agreed to terms with forward Matt Siddall, the team’s ninth-round selection (270th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, on a multiple-year contract, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell. As per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Siddall, 23, recorded a career-best 36 points (18 goals, 18 assists) in a career-high 41 games for Northern Michigan University last season. He was tied for second on the Wildcats in points, goals and assists, and led the team with 116 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 205-pound right wing posted a seven-game point streak from Feb. 22 – Mar. 9, recording 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in that span, including a season-high four points (one goal, three assists) on Feb. 22 vs. Nebraska-Omaha.

The native of North Vancouver, British Columbia has tallied 76 points (32 goals, 44 assists) in 147 career games over four seasons at Northern Michigan from 2004-08. Prior to his collegiate career, Siddall played for the Powell River Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League in 2003-04 and recorded 61 points (25 goals, 36 assists) in 45 games.

Season Tickets for the Atlanta Thrashers start at $10 per game and are available for the 2008-09 season by calling (866) 715-1500 or visiting Individual tickets for all regular-season Thrashers games at Philips Arena will go on sale Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by visiting, calling (800) 326-4000, or by visiting the Philips Arena Box Office or any Ticketmaster Ticket Outlet.

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