In the latest installment of getting everyone caught up before the season, we’ll introduce you to several first year players the Thunder have brought in for this season. As of this writing, a total of 4 signees will be starting their professional careers in Glens Falls this fall. Now for a little background on each of them:
Perigo, the second player signed this offseason, comes to the Thunder by way of the University of Waterloo in Canada. The 24-year-old native of Nova Scotia appeared in 28 games last season for the Warriors, scoring 6 goals and picking up 15 assists. Prior to attending Waterloo, Perigo played four seasons for the MHL’s Truro Bearcats, and had a brief 6 game appearance for the QMJHL’s PEI Rocket.
Reichert, checking in at 6’5″ and 227 pounds, comes to Adirondack after finishing a four year collegiate career with Bowling Green State University, where he was a teammate of former Thunder players Pierre-Luc Mercier and Tomas Sholl. In 2017-18, the 24-year-old only appeared in seven games for the Falcons, with just one assist, and was named to the WCHA All-Academic team for the third time.
Olsson is a 24-year-old California native who just completed a four year collegiate career at Boston University. In his senior season, he appeared in 30 games for the Terriers, picking up 3 assists and serving as an assistant captain. Before joining BU, Olsson spent two years in the U.S. National Development Program, then spent two seasons with the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers.
Linhart, a 22-year-old Wisconsin native, joins the Thunder after finishing four years as a Wisconsin Badger. In his senior season in 17-18, he appeared in all 37 games, scoring once and adding 12 assists, while serving as an alternate captain. After his college season ended, he signed an amateur tryout deal with Rochester on March 11th, but would not dress. Prior to Wisconsin, Linhart spent two seasons with the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers.