KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Kalamazoo Wings, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, and Head Coach Nick Bootland announced the signing of defenseman Nick Bruneteau for the 2020-21 season.
Bruneteau, 28, spent the last five seasons playing in Europe, including the last three in Italy. He posted 58 points (15g-43a) in 81 games the last two years skating with SG Cortina in the Alps Hockey League. The Omaha, Nebraska native previously played the 2015-16 season in Norway with the Stavanger Oilers and the 2016-17 campaign in Germany with the Lausitzer Fuechse.
Bruneteau last played in the ECHL 2014-15 when he was an All Star for the Indy Fuel, registering 38 points (3g-35a) in 65 games. He also skated in five games for the Reading Royals at the end of the 2013-14 season following a four-year college career at the University of Vermont.
Bruneteau’s grandfather, Ed, spent parts of seven seasons with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings in the 1940s.