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K-WINGS RECEIVED DEFENSEMAN CALISTI FROM CHECKERS (AHL)

Wednesday, March 15th
K-WINGS RECEIVED DEFENSEMAN CALISTI FROM CHECKERS (AHL)

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March 15, 2023

K-WINGS RECEIVED DEFENSEMAN CALISTI FROM CHECKERS (AHL)

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Wednesday that rookie defenseman Robert Calisti has been loaned to the K-Wings by the Charlotte Checkers (AHL). 

The reassignment satisfies the future considerations portion of the February 18 trade between Florida and Kalamazoo.

Calisti, 22, scored 10 goals with 14 assists and 33 penalty minutes in 42 games played for Florida this season. The defenseman leaves Florida No. 10 in team scoring with two power-play goals and one game-winner. 

The 5-foot 9-inch, Toronto, ON native played just over three seasons with the Soo Greyhounds (OHL) from 2017-2022, scoring 41 goals with 69 assists and 137 penalty minutes in 195 games played. Calisti also earned a call-up to the AHL in 2020-21 with the Bellville Senators, notching one assist in one game played. 

The K-Wings face the Fort Wayne Komets (29-21-4-2) on ‘Green Ice’ Friday at 7:00 p.m. EST at Wings Event Center. The game is already standing-room only! Get your tickets HERE.

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Slappy, the Kalamazoo Wings’ iconic mascot, is inviting all his friends to the Wings Event Center on Sunday, Mar. 19 for “Mascot Madness” versus the Iowa Heartlanders. You won’t want to miss the mascot game of broomball during the intermission, and to make this Sunday more special for Slappy, bring your skates to skate with him and the team post-game. Get your tickets 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 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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