The Kalamazoo Wings, proud member of the International Hockey League, announce the signings of forward Jeremy Stevenson and defenseman John Glavota; per team policy, the terms of the contracts will be undisclosed.
When Stevenson comes to training camp, he will bring grit and 207 games of experiences with him. A 14-year pro, Stevenson last played in the NHL during the 2005-06 season when played for the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators.
“He (Stevenson) will be the elite power-forward in the IHL,” said General Manager Wade Welsh. “His experience and presence on the ice will make him a valuable member to our top line.”
Stevenson will return to North America after playing last season in Finland with the FalPa Kuopio. In addition to his status as top line left-winger for the K-Wings, Stevenson will serve as Player Assistant Coach for first-year Head Coach Nick Bootland. A former draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Stevenson played four seasons of Junior “A” hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Cornwall Royals, Newmarket Royals and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Besides being a member of the Stars and Predators, Stevenson has also seen action with the Mighty Ducks and Minnesota Wild. In his NHL tenure, the native of San Bernardino, California has been productive offensively and a physical presence on the ice.