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Thunder add prolific scorer

Athan Iannucci suited up for the senior B Tri-City Bandits last summer, but he will join the senior A Langley Thunder in 2011. - Craig Hodge/Black Press
Athan Iannucci suited up for the senior B Tri-City Bandits last summer, but he will join the senior A Langley Thunder in 2011.
— image credit: Craig Hodge/Black Press

The Langley Thunder added a major scoring boost with the signing of Athan Iannucci.

The senior A Thunder acquired his rights last June at the Western Lacrosse Association trade deadline.

And last week, Iannucci, 29,  committed to joining Langley for the upcoming season.

“His experience and veteran presence will be a welcome addition to our offence and his natural goal-scoring and playmaking abilities will no doubt provide excellent entertainment for WLA fans this summer,” said Thunder vice president of lacrosse operations, Rob Buchan.

In 84 career WLA games, Iannucci has accumulated 154 goals and 167 assists, he won the 2007 league scoring title.

He also set a new National Lacrosse League scoring record in 2008, finding the back of the net 71 times, bettering the mark of lacrosse legend Gary Gait, who held the record with 61 goals.

In 54 career NLL games with the Philadelphia Wings, he has 153 goals and 99 assists.

The Thunder went 6-12 in 2010 and missed the playoffs.

The WLA season begins May 25.

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