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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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.

Getting Keegan Kolesar back from injury adds a new dimension to the T-Birds' offense. (T-Birds photo)
Inside the numbers: Returns of Mathew Barzal, Keegan Kolesar have T-Birds trending up
Tim Pigulski | December 2, 2016 3:29 pm

Since Mathew Barzal and Keegan Kolesar rejoined the lineup, the Thunderbirds have been playing their best hockey of the season.

Brendan Guhle was drafted in the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft, 51st overall (WHL photo)
Prince George’s trade for Guhle sets precedent for other contenders
Tim Pigulski | November 21, 2016 8:22 am

Over the weekend, the first-place Prince George Cougars put the rest of the league on notice when they acquired defenseman Brendan Guhle from the Prince Albert Raiders.

Mathew Barzal expects to be one of the WHL's best players this season (T-Birds photo)
Mathew Barzal reflects on time with Islanders, return to Thunderbirds
Tim Pigulski | November 11, 2016 11:12 am

Mathew Barzal discusses his time with the New York Islanders, his return to the Thunderbirds, and what he expects out of himself and the team this year.

Mathew Barzal returns to the T-Birds after an extended look with the New York Islanders (T-Birds photo)
Islanders return Mathew Barzal to Thunderbirds
Tim Pigulski | November 9, 2016 9:40 am

The New York Islanders announced Wednesday morning that they would be returning top prospect Mathew Barzal to the Seattle Thunderbirds for the 2016-17 season.

Sami Moilanen has eight points on three goals and five assists in Seattle's first 11 games (T-Birds photo)
Moilanen one bright spot early in T-Birds season
Tim Pigulski | November 1, 2016 2:31 pm

Sami Moilanen has adapted quickly to the North American style of play and been one of Seattle’s best players early in the season.