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K-Wings Release Opening Night Roster

October 11, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kalamazoo Wings News Release

Kalamazoo, MI. - The Kalamazoo Wings, ECHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, officially announced the opening night roster for the 2018-19 season Thursday morning.

The opening night roster includes 23 players, including seven who ended the 2017-18 season with the Wings. Kalamazoo opens the season on Saturday night at 7:35 pm in Indianapolis against the Fuel.

Forwards (13):

#8 Eric Ylitalo

#9 Chad McDonald

#10 Zach Diamantoni

#11 Wade Murphy

#12 Chris Collins

#13 Russell Jordan

#18 Kyle Blaney

#19 Reid Gardiner

#20 Brendan Bradley

#21 Zach Saar

#23 Jimmy Mullin

#24 Kyle Thomas

#93 Justin Taylor

Defensemen (8)

#2 Travis Armstrong

#4 Matt Joyaux

#5 Ben Betker

#7 Kyle Bushee

#14 Ben Wilson

#15 Eric Kattelus

#17 Brandon Anselmini

#28 Tyler Ganly

Goaltenders (2):

#29 Jake Hildebrand

#30 Keegan Asmundson

Puck drop Saturday is set for 7:35 pm and fans are invited to help kick off the start of the season at Old Burdick's at Wings West for a viewing party, starting at 7:00 pm.

Kalamazoo officially kicks off the home portion of the 2018-19 season next Friday, Oct. 19 against the Fort Wayne Komets.

Kalamazoo Wings single game and season tickets are available now! More information can be gathered at

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