1. Home
  2. News
  3. K-WINGS SIGN ST. CLOUD STATE DEFENSEMAN KUSTER

K-WINGS SIGN ST. CLOUD STATE DEFENSEMAN KUSTER

Thursday, August 6th
K-WINGS SIGN ST. CLOUD STATE DEFENSEMAN KUSTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2020

K-WINGS SIGN ST. CLOUD STATE DEFENSEMAN KUSTER

Kalamazoo announces third NCAA Division One rookie, first defenseman, as team signs Huskies’ Clark Kuster.

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced its second player signing of the week and third of the off-season Thursday, inking rookie defenseman Clark Kuster.

Kuster, 25, joins the K-Wings after skating in a career-high 27 games as a fifth-year senior at St. Cloud State University, where he was an alternate captain in 2019-20. The St. Louis, Missouri native was named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) All-Academic Team all five years at SCSU. A

He was a part of the Huskies’ conference championship team in 2015-16 and back-to-back regular season conference championships in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

“When speaking with past teammates and coaches of Clark, a few common traits kept coming up,” said K-Wings Head Coach Nick Bootland. “His character is outstanding, he competes hard every night, and he is an awesome teammate.”

“I’m excited to have an opportunity to play for the Kalamazoo Wings organization,” said Kuster. “I look forward to arriving in Kalamazoo and meeting all of my new teammates. I can’t wait to put on the K-Wings jersey and work hard in front of the fans.”

Prior to college, Kuster played junior hockey for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League from 2012 to 2015, where he posted 62 points (20 goals, 42 assists) in 162 games. He captained the RoughRiders in his final season in 2014-15.

The ECHL announced Wednesday that the 2020-21 hockey season will be delayed with an anticipated start date of Dec. 4, 2020. The league still plans on completing a 72-game regular season. More information regarding an updated schedule will be announced accordingly at a later date.

Stay tuned for more news and player signings as the 2020-21 Kalamazoo Wings roster takes shape on by heading to kwings.com.

--

The Kalamazoo Wings are a professional hockey team located in southwest Michigan that has been a staple in the Kalamazoo, MI professional sports landscape since 1974. The K-Wings compete in the ECHL and are the AA affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.

###

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Cincinnati Cyclones
Kalamazoo Wings
Saturday, October 19th
Cincinnati Cyclones @ Kalamazoo Wings
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Wings Event Center
Cincinnati Cyclones
CIN Cincinnati Cyclones
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center
Cincinnati Cyclones
Kalamazoo Wings
Sunday, October 27th
Cincinnati Cyclones @ Kalamazoo Wings
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EDT
Wings Event Center
Cincinnati Cyclones
CIN Cincinnati Cyclones
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center
Indy Fuel
Kalamazoo Wings
Friday, November 1st
Indy Fuel @ Kalamazoo Wings
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Wings Event Center
Indy Fuel
IND Indy Fuel
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center

Latest News

More News
K-WINGS FORMER ASSISTANT BEN WILSON RETURNS TO CALGARY (WHL)
K-WINGS FORMER ASSISTANT BEN WILSON RETURNS TO CALGARY (WHL)
K-WINGS ANNOUNCE 2024-25 PROTECTED LIST
K-WINGS ANNOUNCE 2024-25 PROTECTED LIST
K-WINGS SET RECORD, EIGHT ECHL TEAM AWARD NOMINATIONS
K-WINGS SET RECORD, EIGHT ECHL TEAM AWARD NOMINATIONS

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!