Tuesday, October 02, 2007

K-Wings add five to roster, now at 20

The Kalamazoo Wings announced the signings of forwards Mike Carter and Tim Morrison, along with defensemen Michael Barrett, Chris Kolvalcik and Paul Lynch today.

Carter comes to Kalamazoo after spending three seasons in the Central Hockey League. A skilled forward, Carter has recorded 91 points (29 goals, 62 assists) in his pro career. A standout performer at Mercyhurst College, the native of Cambridge , Ontario led the Lakers in scoring with 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 36 games during his senior campaign.

Morrison is a K-Wing looking to make an impact in K-Wings training camp. At 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, Morrison is a hard-hitting forward entering his first-season of pro hockey. As a collegiate, the native of Londonderry, New Hampshire played two seasons at Quinnipiac University.

At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Barrett is a physical defenseman that is ready to begin his pro career. Last season, Barrett finished off his collegiate career at the University of Ottawa . He also brings a wealth of Junior A hockey experience, including one season under hockey icon Don Cherry in Mississauga of the Ontario Hockey League.

A double threat, Kolvalcik can play forward and at defense. The native of Detroit is entering his fourth season as a pro. In three previous seasons, Kolvalcik has chimed in with 71 points (28 goals, 43 assists) and amassed 551 minutes in penalties in the Southern Professional Hockey League.

After a two-year hiatus, Lynch is ready to hit the ice and show why he was a National Hockey League prospect. A 2001 draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning (fifth round, 138 overall), Lynch last played in the 2004-05 season in the ECHL.

The addition of Carter, Morrison, Barrett, Kolvalcik and Lynch gives the K-Wings 20 players signed for the upcoming 2007-08 season.


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