FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2022
K-WINGS SIGN FORWARD BRANDON SAIGEON
Kalamazoo welcomes former Juniors star, and Avalanche draft pick, in Saigeon.
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Monday the signing of forward Brandon Saigeon.
Saigeon, 24, enters his third professional season after suiting up for Wheeling in 2021-22, skating in 49 games with seven goals, 14 assists and 21 penalty minutes for the Nailers.
“Brandon fills a vital role at the Center position, and he’s highly motivated to prove he can be a consistent top player in this league and beyond,” said Joel Martin, Kalamazoo Wings director of hockey operations and head coach.
The 6-foot 1-inch, 190-pound, center spent his rookie campaign with the Utah Grizzlies (51 GP, 8G, 10A, 24 PIM), following a stellar Junior career that resulted in a fifth-round draft selection by the Colorado Avalanche in 2018.
“I’m really excited about coming to Kalamazoo, and I’m very impressed with the entire organization,” Saigeon said. “I really enjoyed playing road trips here in the past with the passionate fans, and I’m looking forward to helping the team in any way that I can.”
Saigeon is a native of Grimsby, ON, and played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Belleville Bulls, Hamilton Bulldogs and Oshawa Generals. Saigeon’s standout year in Juniors came in 2017-18, when he led Hamilton to an OHL Championship, scoring 70 points (35G, 35A) in 65 games with a team-leading 18 goals in the playoffs. The following season, Saigeon amassed 92 points in 68 regular season games with 16 postseason points in Oshawa’s march to the conference final.
Stay tuned to future releases and social media announcements, as the K-Wings continue filling their roster up until the start of Training Camp on Oct. 7.
Also, book a ‘Group Outing’ of 10 people or more to receive discounted tickets as low as $14 per ticket! Check out all your Group Outing perks HERE.
The 48th season of Kalamazoo Wings hockey is set to begin with the ‘Home Opener’ on Saturday, Oct. 22 versus the Indy Fuel at 7:00 p.m. at Wings Event Center. Don’t wait to secure your Home Opener Ticket Package! Tap HERE to secure your spot NOW!
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 Columbus Blue Jackets and American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.