North Carolina Native Cannan Signs with Thunderbirds

Winston-Salem, NC - The Carolina Thunderbirds are proud to announce the signing of Joe Cannan, after being claimed off of waivers on Saturday morning.

Cannan is a native of Charlotte, NC and stands at 6'4" and weighs in at 220 lbs. Prior to turning pro in 2015-16, he played four years of college hockey at Johnson & Wales University Charlotte (ACHA) where he accumulated 53 points and 203 penalty minutes.

During the 2018-19 season, Cannan has appeared in eight games with the Elmira Enforcers. In his FHL career, he has played in 49 games and has racked up 258 penalty minutes.

In a corresponding move the Thunderbirds have released Nick Metcalfe on waivers.

Cannan is expected to be in the lineup tonight against the Watertown Wolves. Puck drop is at 7:30 at the Watertown Municipal Ice Arena.

Photo credit: Curtis Berleue Photography

The Carolina Thunderbirds are proud members of the Federal Hockey League, now in its ninth season. The Thunderbirds are in their second season of play, looking to build on the success of their inaugural season where the team posted an 87-point season with a record of 25-24-5-2 (W-L-OTW-OTL). The Thunderbirds also set an FHL record with over 65,000 fans through the doors in their first season and six sellout crowds. Season and group tickets are on sale now by calling (336) 774-GOAL(4625).