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K-WINGS ACQUIRE FORWARD LEIF MATTSON FROM EVERBLADES

Monday, January 9th
K-WINGS ACQUIRE FORWARD LEIF MATTSON FROM EVERBLADES

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January 9, 2023

K-WINGS ACQUIRE FORWARD LEIF MATTSON FROM EVERBLADES

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Monday the acquisition of rookie forward Leif Mattson from the Florida Everblades in exchange for future considerations. 

Mattson, 23, has scored one goal, notched six assists and amassed 9 penalty minutes with a plus-6 rating in 12 games played for the Everblades this season. The forward also logged two goals and eight assists with 14 penalty minutes in 10 games played for Quad City Storm (SPHL) this season. 

The 6-foot, 201-pound, Thompson, Manitoba native scored 38 points (19G, 19A) in 25 games played for Tours in France last season. Prior to that, Mattson played four seasons in the WHL for Kelowna and Spokane from 2016 thru 2020, scoring 194 points (79G, 115A) in 240 games played. 

Kalamazoo’s next matchup is Wednesday at 7:35 p.m. against the Fort Wayne Komets at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

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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 the 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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