BREAKING | Canucks announce a massive agreement for their development program

Published July 10, 2023 at 11:39
On Monday, the Vancouver Canucks made a big announcement regarding an agreement with an ECHL team for the 2023-24 season to become their affiliate.

After two seasons of not having an affiliate in the ECHL, the Vancouver Canucks have reach an agreement with the Kalamazoo Wings.

"Securing a full time ECHL affiliation is something we have wanted to do for our players and the Abbotsford Canucks," said Patrik Allvin. "Giving our guys every opportunity to grow, improve and succeed on the ice Is extremely important to the hockey club. Having this agreement with Kalamazoo gives our team and our development staff another touchpoint in the long hard journey to becoming a pro hockey player."

The Kalamazoo Wings are no stranger to being an affiliate for the Vancouver Canucks. They served as their ECHL affiliate from 2011-12 to 2014-15 and then again from 2017-18 to 2020-21.

"The K-Wings are excited to be working once again with the Vancouver Canucks and their AHL affiliate the Abbotsford Canucks," said Joel Martin, Kalamazoo Wings Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach. "We're thankful for the opportunity and belief that Ryan Johnson, and the entire Canucks organization, have in us. Most importantly, we look forward to providing their young prospects with everything they need to develop."

Kalamazoo plays in the ECHL's Central Division which includes the Cincinnati Cyclones, Fort Wayne Comets, Indy Fuel, Iowa Heartlanders, Toledo Walleye and Wheeling Nailers.

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BREAKING | Canucks announce a massive agreement for their development program

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