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K-Wings add pair of rookie defensemen

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Action photos of Michael Davies and Owen Williams

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Kalamazoo Wings, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced the signings of defensemen Michael Davies and Owen Williams for the 2021-22 season.

Davies, 23, enters his first pro season after a four-year college career at the University of Denver. The native of St. Louis, Missouri played 159 games from 2016-20 and served as an alternate captain as a senior. Davies posted a career-best 17 points as a freshman in 2015-16, while helping the Pioneers to the National Championship.  

Williams, 20, turns pro after four junior seasons in the Western Hockey League. The Delta, British Columbia native recorded 15 points (5g-10a) in 24 games during a pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season with the Swift Current Broncos, where he was an alternate captain. He previously spent parts of three seasons with the Seattle Thunderbirds after initially debuting in the WHL with the Regina Pats.