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K-WINGS ADD ROOKIE FORWARD JACK OLMSTEAD

Thursday, February 15th
K-WINGS ADD ROOKIE FORWARD JACK OLMSTEAD

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February 15, 2024

K-WINGS ADD ROOKIE FORWARD JACK OLMSTEAD

Kalamazoo brings former University of Michigan Wolverine back from overseas after 57 points scored in 27 games played.

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced Thursday that rookie forward Jack Olmstead signed a Standard Player Contract with the team.

Olmstead, 26, joins the K-Wings after starting the 2023-24 season with Åmåls SK of Hockeytvåan (Division 2) in Sweden. The Troy, MI native recorded 28 goals, 29 assists, and 26 penalty minutes in 27 games with the club.

Prior to signing overseas, Olmstead played collegiately at the University of Michigan (2018-20) and Miami University (Ohio) (2020-23). The 5-foot 10-inch, 181-pound lefty-shot totaled nine games played over two seasons for the Wolverines (1g) and 73 games played over three seasons for the RedHawks (8g, 10a, 30 PIM).

Olmstead was also named North American Hockey League (East) MVP and Forward of the Year in 2017-18 after posting 23 goals, 30 assists, and a +12 rating across 58 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights.

The K-Wings are back in action Friday at 7:00 p.m. EST versus the Fort Wayne Komets (24-20-1-3) for $3 Friday at Wings Event Center. Tickets to the game can be purchased HERE.

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‘Wizards, Wands and Wings’ Night on Feb. 17, presented by Infuse Wellness, is only a few days away! Plus, Wings Event Center is turning into a quidditch pitch during the 1st intermission with the first 1,000 fans receiving a limited edition K-Wings Wand. There’ll be a Specialty Jersey auction immediately following the game as well. Kalamazoo has also put together a steal of a deal with the ‘Wizards, Wands and Wings Ticket Package! Click HERE for more details!

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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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