Tim Pigulski

Tim Pigulski
Tim Pigulski is the Thunderbirds analyst for Following an 11-year amateur hockey career, Tim spent two seasons working in the T-Birds' media relations department. He grew up in Pasco, Wash. and attended the University of Washington. Follow Tim: @tpigulski

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Tyler Adams has scored three goals against Portland this season, fifth most on the team (T-Birds photo)
T-Birds head-to-head vs. Portland: numbers prove they’re more than a “one-line team”
Tim Pigulski | February 22, 2017 2:57 pm

It’s become popular to refer to the Thunderbirds as a “one-line team.” We take a look at why that’s not true and compare them head-to-head with their U.S. Division rival, the Portland Winterhawks.

Depleted Thunderbirds sign Cody Savey
Tim Pigulski | February 13, 2017 10:47 am

With all of the injuries that have piled up recently, Seattle signed 15-year-old Cody Savey of British Columbia to provide depth up front.

T-Birds take first of two in Victoria 3-1 behind Gropp hat trick
Tim Pigulski | February 7, 2017 10:48 pm

The Thunderbirds picked up their 14th victory in their past 16 games when they beat the Victoria Royals 3-1 behind a Ryan Gropp hat trick.

Mathew Barzal and the T-Birds have first place in the U.S. Division in their sights (T-Birds photo)
T-Birds’ top line once again proving they’re one of the league’s best
Tim Pigulski | February 1, 2017 11:32 am

Consistently playing together for the first time this season, Seattle’s top line has re-developed the chemistry that, combined with their talent, makes them one of the WHL’s best.

Rylan Toth currently ranks fifth in the WHL in wins (21) and fourth among starters in GAA (2.68). (T-Birds photo)
T-Birds’ decision to stick with Toth in net paying off
Tim Pigulski | January 24, 2017 11:19 am

Some thought the Thunderbirds should look to trade for a new goalie at the trade deadline. Their decision not to is already looking like the right one.

Acquiring Aaron Hyman shortly after the holiday break gave Seattle flexibility approaching the deadline (T-Birds photo)
Satisfied with earlier moves, T-Birds stay quiet as trade deadline passes
Tim Pigulski | January 11, 2017 11:00 am

Tuesday’s trade deadline came and went for the Thunderbirds, who didn’t make any moves in the hours immediately prior. All in all, it was a relatively quiet day around the league, with only 10 deals being made and even fewer involving impact players. Seattle, as it turns out, accomplished most of what they wanted to […]

Brandon Schuldhaus had 11 points in 90 career regular season games with the T-Birds (T-Birds photo)
T-Birds deal disgruntled Schuldhaus for Austin Strand
Tim Pigulski | December 30, 2016 2:32 pm

Seattle acquired Austin Strand from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for Brandon Schuldhaus, who did not return to the team following the holiday break.

Bryan Allbee appears to have played his last game with the Thunderbirds (T-Birds photo)
T-Birds acquire Aaron Hyman from Calgary
Tim Pigulski | December 27, 2016 10:42 am

The Thunderbirds acquired defenseman Aaron Hyman from the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2018 Bantam Draft.

T-Birds acquire Tyler Adams from Swift Current for Mackenzie Wight
Tim Pigulski | December 15, 2016 1:41 pm

The T-Birds added some size to their forward group on Thursday, trading prospect Mackenzie Wight for Tyler Adams.

Mathew Barzal (left) will play for Canada at World Juniors this year, but Scott Eansor will remain in Seattle (T-Birds photo)
This year’s T-Birds better suited to handle absences from World Juniors
Tim Pigulski | December 12, 2016 11:14 am

Last season, Seattle struggled when their top three centers left for the World Junior Championships. This year, they’re much better equipped to handle any absences.