For seven seasons, including last year, Chaulk made many visits to Wings Stadium as a member of the K-Wings biggest rival, the Fort Wayne Komets.
Chaulk, who spent 10 of his 15 professional seasons in Fort Wayne, announced his retirement in April. In his 909 game career, Chaulk played in the top leagues in both North America and Europe, including the original International Hockey League and the American Hockey League.
Being a part of championship teams is something that Chaulk is no stranger to. In his career, Chaulk has helped hoist six championships, all with the Komets, the last occurring just two seasons ago.
While the native of Toronto, Ontario has always showed a knack for scoring, it is his defensive awareness that garnered the attention of the K-Wings
Chaulk joins Bootland, who is returning for his fifth season behind the K-Wings bench. In his career, Bootland has posted a record of 198-129-37 (64.7%) and has guided Kalamazoo to three ECHL North Division crowns, two appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals and a trip to the Kelly Cup Finals.