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Saigeon back with K-Wings, team adds Nordqvist

Thursday, September 7th
Action photos of Brandon Saigeon and Jacob Nordqvist

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Kalamazoo Wings, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced that forward Brandon Saigeon has re-signed for the 2023-24 season and rookie defenseman Jacob Nordqvist has signed his first pro contract with the team. 

Saigeon is entering his fourth professional season and second with Kalamazoo. In 2022-23, he ranked second on the K-Wings with 35 points (8g-27a) in 64 games. The 25-year-old also has seen action with Utah and Wheeling, totaling 39 points (15g-24a) in 100 games during the 2019-20 and 2021-22 seasons respectively. 

Prior to turning pro, Saigeon played five seasons with the Belleville Bulls, Hamilton Bulldogs and Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. His best season came in 2017-18, when he led Hamilton to the OHL championship, scoring 70 points (35g-35a) in 65 games with a team-leading 18 goals in the playoffs. The following season, Saigeon amassed 92 points in 68 regular-season games with Hamilton and Oshawa, adding 16 postseason points in Oshawa’s march to the Conference Final. 

Nordqvist enters his first professional season after playing for Quinnipiac University in 2022-23. He posted 11 assists in 38 games for the 2023 NCAA National Champions. Before transferring to Quinnipiac, Nordqvist played four years at Lake Superior State University, compiling 61 points (13g-49a) in 141 games and serving as an alternate captain role in 2021-22. 

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