Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kalamazoo involved in multi-team transaction

Press Release

Kalamazoo, MI- The Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League’s North division, announce a number of roster transactions that have been completed in the last 24 hours.
First, forward Nolan Culver has been traded to the Bay State Breakers of the Eastern Junior Hockey League for future considerations. Culver had seen action in 15 games during the season, in which he was able to post three goals and five assists for eight points, while playing to a +4 rating. The 19-year-old Sylvania, Ohio native will head out to Rockland, Massachusetts to play with the Tier III Jr. A team.
In a separate transaction, Kalamazoo has shipped Jacob McDowell to the Fresno Monsters (NAHL) for forward Mikhail Bushinski. Bushinski (Stats) is a 20-year-old native of Woodbury, Minnesota, who was the leading scorer for the Monsters at the time of the trade. He is a two-year veteran of the NAHL, and was fourth on the team in scoring last season (17 goals, 16 assists, 33 points). Bushinski also showed great durability last season, as he was the only member of Fresno that played in all 60 regular season games. He is set to make his debut on Saturday against the Port Huron Fighting Falcons.
In yet another move, Kalamazoo traded future considerations to the Wenatchee Wild (NAHL) for defenseman Brendan Vetter. Vetter (Stats) is an 18-year-old defenseman who hails from Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin. He too has a year of NAHL experience under his belt, as he has spent this season and with the Wild, however this season he has only dressed in two games due to injury. In 55 career games, he has 14 points (0 goals, 14 assists) and is a career +9. He was a former teammate of Jr. K-Wing Sam Johnson, and also played alongside Brett Beauvais at last years NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the 18U Selects team.
Lastly, in a separate move, Kalamazoo has released defenseman Donovan Gardiner.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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