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Former NHL'er Joins K-Wings

November 11, 2009 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kalamazoo Wings News Release

Kalamazoo, MI- The Kalamazoo Wings, proud member of the ECHL and affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, announce the signing of forward Ben Simon; per team policy, the terms of the contract will be undisclosed.

An 11-year pro, Simon was a 5th round selection (110th overall) of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

With 81 NHL games under his belt, Simon played part of three seasons in the NHL with the Atlanta Thrashers and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Except for last season, when Simon was a member of the Iserlohn Roosters (DEL) one of the top European leagues, the remainder of his career has been spent in the NHL, American Hockey League or the original International Hockey League.

A four-year standout at the University of Notre Dame, Simon posted 130 points (44 goals, 86 assists) in 144 games for the Irish.

The K-Wings will return to Wings Stadium Friday, November 13th with a 7:30 p.m. encounter versus the Cincinnati Cyclones. The game on November 13th will also be the K-Wings first Frugal Fan Friday, which features $1 beer and $1 hot dogs.

Single-game tickets for any regular season home game are currently on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office. Ticket Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call Wings Stadium Ticket Office during regular business hours at (269) 345-5101.

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