Thunder Hockey alumni Dowd makes his NHL debut!

Thunder hockey congratulates Nic Dowd on making his NHL debut with the LA Kings. Nic started his youth hockey career within the Huntsville Amateur Hockey Association (HAHA) and joined Thunder Hockey before graduating from youth hockey to play Junior A hockey for the Wenatchee Wild of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). After his first season of Junior Hockey, Nic committed to Division 1 Powerhouse St. Cloud State University and was drafted in the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings. He went on to play one year of junior hockey for the Indiana Ice in the USHL, arriving on the campus of St. Cloud State in 2010. Dowd played four seasons at St. Cloud State where he amassed 121 career points, including 40 during his senior year where he was the runner-up to the Hobey Baker award winner Johnny Gaudreau. After graduating, Dowd won the Calder Cup trophy with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL) in his first season as a professional. This season, he began with the Ontario Reign (AHL) before being called up for his first game in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings.

“This is historic for Thunder Hockey, as we now have advanced players in all levels of hockey including the NHL.” States Thunder Hockey president Nathan Bowen.