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KALAMAZOO ACQUIRES HOMETOWN ROOKIE IN DOUGHERTY, CALISTI RECALLED FROM LOAN

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KALAMAZOO ACQUIRES HOMETOWN ROOKIE IN DOUGHERTY, CALISTI RECALLED FROM LOAN

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January 2, 2024

KALAMAZOO ACQUIRES HOMETOWN ROOKIE IN DOUGHERTY, CALISTI RECALLED FROM LOAN

K-Wings welcome home rookie forward Evan Dougherty from Atlanta.

*Release has been edited to reflect correction

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced Tuesday that the team has acquired rookie forward Evan Dougherty from the Atlanta Gladiators.

The team also announced that the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) have recalled the loan of defenseman Robert Calisti. 

Dougherty, 24, is a 6-foot 1-inch, 194-pound, Kalamazoo, MI native who returns home after playing in 25 games this season with the Atlanta Gladiators (2g-4a & 11 PIM).

The right-shooting forward played parts of five seasons with Bowling Green State University from 2018 thru 2023 prior to turning pro this season. During his time with the Falcons, Dougherty scored 17 goals, notched 9 assists and amassed 94 PIMs in 123 games played. 

Dougherty was also named alternate captain in his senior season at Bowling Green State. 

Calisti, 22, heads back to Charlotte after suiting up in 38 games for the K-Wings across the last two seasons. The left-shot blueliner was loaned to Kalamazoo by Charlotte (AHL) on March 15, 2023 to fulfill the future considerations portion of a February 18, 2023 trade between Kalamazoo and Florida.

A Toronto, ON native, Calisti totaled four goals and eight assists in 23 games played in 2023-24. 

Kalamazoo is back in action Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. EST versus the Fort Wayne Komets (15-12-1-2) for 269 Night and Winning Wednesday at Wings Event Center. Tickets to the game can be purchased 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 Vancouver Canucks and the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Canucks. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.

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