K-Wings re-sign team’s top rookie Pitt

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Kalamazoo Wings, ECHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, have re-signed last year’s team Rookie of the Year, Josh Pitt, for the 2017-18 season.


Pitt led all Wings’ rookies in scoring last year by notching 35 points (18g-17a) during 49 games played in 2016-17. He also added four goals in seven games played during the post season.


The 25-year-old earnrf 31 points in his final 33 games last season. His best individual span came during late-March, when his eight points in two games against Norfolk earned him ECHL/Sher-Wood Hockey Player of the Week honors.


Before turning pro, Pitt spent four seasons at Western Michigan University, where he totaled 36 points (13g-23a) in 115 games. His breakout season with the Broncos came as a sophomore, where he set career marks in goals (9), assists (9) and points (18). Additional accolades during that season included being named to the NCHC All-Academic team, and the GLI All-Tournament Team.


Before his university career, Pitt spent four years with the Kemptville 73s and the Ottawa Jr. Senators in the Central Canada Hockey League, where he dressed in 196 games and tallied 119 points.