Thunder's Robinson Happy to be Back in Wichita


Thunder’s Robinson opts for familiarity in Wichita


By Jeffrey Lutz
The Wichita Eagle


When the NHL lockout ended earlier this month and professional hockey rosters settled into a renewed normalcy, Matt Robinson was finally getting significant playing time with Alaska of the ECHL.

Robinson, however, was disillusioned by his perceived misuse to that point. Alaska was the home of two NHL forwards who wouldn’t normally inhabit the roster, and Robinson was often forced to sit out in favor of their experience.

Robinson’s most recent time with Alaska allowed him a more prominent role, but by then the damage was done. Already in contact with Thunder coach Kevin McClelland about a return to Wichita, Robinson made the jump, rejoining the team with which he was the leading scorer over the last two seasons combined.

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