Former Bronco defenceman Kyle Verdino chipped in an assist as his new team, the Seattle Thunderbirds topped Swift Current 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Verdino is enjoying some additional production as a Thunderbird.

"I have a lot more guys to play with here and we are a real offensive team," Verdino said. "So it kind of puts some opportunities in everyone's hands."

The Broncos actually have 26 more goals than Seattle does as a team so far this season. Verdino has 11 points in 19 games for the Thunderbirds after 20 over 67 games with Swift Current in 2010-2011.

He's hoping his final WHL season will lead to pro opportunities. The Phoenix product had a one game try out with Chicago of the American Hockey League that ended when he was was knocked out during the game.

"It didn't go as planned, but it happens, it's part of the game," Verdino said. "I think a lot more can come from that. It kind of opened some eyes."

Verdino started his career with Kelowna before a trade to the Broncos. Swift Current traded him before the season because they had too many returning 20 year old players.

Interview with Kyle Verdino (from Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 FM):

Meanwhile, another former Broncos and Rocket, Geordie Wudrick left the German Rosenheim Star Bulls to join the University of New Brunswick. Wudrick, a former 2nd overall bantam draft selection of the Broncos, scored 9 points in 14 games witht he German second division club.