Springfield Thunderbird’s Sign AIC Alum, Blake Christensen
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today that they have signed forward Blake Christensen to a one-year AHL contract.
Christensen, 25, starred collegiately in Springfield for American International College from 2016-20, tallying 119 points (48g, 71a) in 142 games with the Yellow Jackets. He was part of AIC’s Atlantic Hockey conference title team in 2018-19. Christensen and the Yellow Jackets then shocked the college hockey world that spring by defeating #1 overall seed St. Cloud State in the first round of the NCAA hockey tournament.
The 5-foot-9, 174-pound forward made his professional debut in 2020-21 with the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL, putting up two goals and 12 penalty minutes in 10 games played.
For more information or to become a 2021-2022 Springfield Thunderbirds ticket member, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) or visit www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com. The Thunderbirds open their fifth anniversary season on Saturday, Oct. 16 for Opening Night against the Hartford Wolf Pack at the MassMutual Center.
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