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K-WINGS WELCOME FIVE FROM AHL CAMPS, RELEASE TWO PLAYERS

Tuesday, October 11th
K-WINGS WELCOME FIVE FROM AHL CAMPS, RELEASE TWO PLAYERS

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October 11, 2022

K-WINGS WELCOME FIVE FROM AHL CAMPS, RELEASE TWO PLAYERS

Kalamazoo’s training camp heats up as AHL tryout players return. 

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Tuesday that five players will join the team’s training camp roster.

First, the Cleveland Monsters (AHL) have reassigned defenseman Olivier LeBlanc to Kalamazoo, and released forward Brandon Saigeon from his PTO contract on Monday. Both will return to the K-Wings on Tuesday.

Next, Wilkes-Barre (AHL) released defenseman Tyler Rockwell and forward Daniel D’Amico from their AHL tryouts, and Hartford (AHL) has released defenseman Joe Masonius from his PTO contract as well. All three will report to the K-Wings.

LeBlanc, 26, played in 19 games for the K-Wings last season, scoring one goal with five assists and six penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 172-pound, defenseman was a 7th-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2014, and compiled a plus-54 in three seasons (2017-2020) of junior hockey with the University of New Brunswick.

The K-Wings also released forwards Zachary Currie and Gianni Vitali from their tryout agreements.

Kalamazoo continues training camp this week with its first preseason game coming this Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m. versus the Toledo Walleye at Wings Event Center. Tickets are just $6 if purchased before the day of the game. You can get yours HERE.

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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.

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