Brett Ponich (D)
At 6’7” and 220 pounds, Ponich adds size to the K-Wings defensive core. A four-year pro, Ponich started the season with the Falcons, posting 4 assists and 105 minutes in penalties in 33 games. Being reassigned to Kalamazoo is a homecoming for Ponich, who played in 51 games last year for the K-Wings.
Besides size, Ponich brings experience to the K-Wings blue-line. Ponich has played 124 or his 183 pro games in the AHL.
A former second round (48th overall) selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Ponich played five seasons of junior hockey in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winter Hawks.