K-Wings Are Now A Tampa Bay Lightning Affiliate
Now you have a team to cheer for in the Stanley Cup finals! The Kalamazoo Wings have signed a one year deal with the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Kalamazoo Wings hockey club have announced the signing of a one year deal with the National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning.
The K-Wings will be the ECHL affiliate of the Lightning and the AHL's Syracuse Crunch.
We can’t wait to get to work with Tampa Bay. They have been a hot-bed of talent in the last few years and their organization has been great to work with already.
-K-Wings Head Coach Nick Bootland
This is the 11th affiliation deal for Kalamazoo, In their overall history, the K-Wings have been affiliated with the Detroit Red Wings (1974-1987), Philadelphia Flyers (1984-1987; 2009-2010), Vancouver Canucks (1984-1987; 2011-2015), Minnesota North Stars (1987-1993), Dallas Stars (1993-2000), San Jose Sharks (2009-2010), New York Islanders (2010-2011), New Jersey Devils (2011-2012), St. Louis Blues (2013-2014), Columbus Blue Jackets (2014-2016), and Tampa Bay Lightning (2016-present).