Kalamazoo, MI- The Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League, announce a trade between the Jr. K-Wings and the Port Huron Fighting Falcons, which has sent David Parrottino and future considerations to the Fighting Falcons in exchange for forward Kody Polin.
Parrottino had just recently joined the Jr. K-Wings, after coming over from the Lincoln Stars of the USHL. The 18-year-old only played three contests in a Kalamazoo sweater after the move. In each of those three games, he was held out of the points column, and racked up four penalty minutes.
Polin, a 20-year-old, two year veteran forward of the NAHL, adds more experience to the Jr. K-Wings lineup, and a knack for the back of the net. The Trenton, Michigan native was able to tally 24 goals and 14 assists last season for 38 points, enough to leave him tied for second on the Division Champion, Fighting Falcons.
Through the course of this season, Polin has 14 points (12 goals, two assists) in 38 games, and has shown an element of toughness, having registered 85 penalty minutes. Ironically enough, Polin played his last game with Port Huron against his new team, Kalamazoo, as the Jr. K-Wings defeated the Fighting Falcons 2-1 on Wednesday night. Polin logged two PIMs in the contest.
The Jr. K-Wings anticipate Polin to make an immediate impact, adding an element of touch around the net, toughness, and veteran leadership. "We're looking for Kody to help produce offense here in Kalamazoo. He is a proven goal scorer in this league," said Kalamazoo Head Coach, Marc Fakler.
Polin will wear 28 for Kalamazoo, and make his debut tonight, at 8 p.m. EST as the Jr. K-Wings faceoff against the Janesville Jets.