Joe Charlebois (D)
Reuniting with Page will be Charlebois, who was a teammate of his for two seasons (2009-11) in Toledo. A four-year pro, Charlebois is the K-Wings two-time reigning Fifth-Third Bank Defenseman of the Year.
A former sixth round (188th overall) selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft of the Chicago Blackhawks, this season will be the third in a K-Wings jersey for Charlebois, who had 15 points (3 goals, 12 assists) in 52 regular season appearances for Kalamazoo.
Rewarded for his efforts last season, Charlebois received two call-ups to the AHL from the Manchester Monarchs and the Lake Erie Monsters.
“He (Charlebois) responded well for us in an expanded roll,” said Bootland. “Joe is not only a stable defenseman, but he is also a vital component of our penalty kill.”
Before turning pro, Charlebois played collegiate hockey at the University of New Hampshire. Charlebois was named Hockey East’s Best Defenseman during the 2007-08 season and had a team best “plus-26”. The defenseman was also a leader of UNH being selected team captain during his senior campaign (2008-09).