K-Wings Thank you for a Terrific Season!



Recent Game Scores
Greenville Road Warriors Home Game Tue 4/29/14
3-1 L

Greenville Road Warriors Away Game Sat 4/26/14
4-3 OTL

Greenville Road Warriors Away Game Fri 4/25/14
4-1 W

 

Kalamazoo Wings Hockey Club on Facebook Follow the K-Wings on Twitter K-Wings YouTube Channel



Sign Up for the K-Wings E-Newsletter!

Listen Live to K-Wings Games on your Computer!



K-Wings Videos


Sign Up for Text Updates from the K-Wings


Kalamazoo Wings Roster

Nick Bootland
Director of Hockey Operations / Head Coach

Nick Bootland is in his sixth season as director of hockey operations / head coach of the Kalamazoo Wings Hockey Club. Bootland is the 20th head coach, not including interim coaches, in K-Wings history.

Bootland earned his 100th career victory as a head coach on 01/08/11 with a 5-2 victory over the Elmira Jackals.  Nick coached in his 200th career game on 02/21/11 versus Cincinnati.  Bootland coached in his 300th career game on 11/02/12 versus Cincinnati.

Before coaching, Bootland has played the previous four seasons in Kalamazoo. The team captain for his final three seasons, Bootland wasn't only a vocal leader, but he led by example.  By wearing the "C" for the three seasons, Bootland joined Ron Wilson, Scott Robinson and Derrick Smith as the only member of the K-Wings to earn the honor in three straight years.

During the K-Wings championship season six years ago, Bootland played a vital role in bringing Kalamazoo its first professional hockey championship in 26 years. Bootland earned the United Hockey League's Most Valuable Player Award in the playoffs by registering 16 points (10 goals, 6 assists) in just 13 contests.

Bootland played junior hockey for the Guelph Storm in the Ontario Hockey League and was a member of the Storms' Championship team in 1998. Bootland was selected by the Dallas Stars in the 9th round (220th overall) of the 1996 Entry Draft. An impact player wherever he has laced up his skates, Bootland was awarded the Hershey Bears' Unsung Hero Award during the 99-00 season and also received the Player of the Year and Fan Favorite Award during his two seasons with Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL).

Bootland resides in Kalamazoo with his wife Christine, his daughter Makayla and his son Breckyn.

 

CAREER  REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
Nick Bootland Professional Head Coaching Record
YEAR
TEAM
LEAGUE
GP
W
L
OTL
SOL
WIN %
2008-2009
Kalamazoo Wings
IHL
76
44
29
2
1
0.599
2009-2010
Kalamazoo Wings
ECHL
72
42
20
6
4
0.653
2010-2011
Kalamazoo Wings
ECHL
72
40
24
2
6
0.611
2011-2012
Kalamazoo Wings
ECHL
72
38
26
2
6
0.583
2012-2013
Kalamazoo Wings
ECHL
72
34
30
4
4
0.528
HEAD COACHING TOTALS
363
198
129
16
21
0.596



CAREER STATISTICS
Nick Bootland Professional Playing Statistics
YEAR
TEAM
LEAGUE
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
1998-1999
Hershey Bears
AHL
62
3
6
9
122
1999-2000
Hershey Bears
AHL
59
5
13
18
108
2000-2001
Hershey Bears
AHL
71
6
8
14
110
2001-2002
Cincinnati Cyclones
ECHL
60
25
30
55
102
2001-2002
Cleveland Barons
AHL
19
2
3
5
15
2002-2003
Hershey Bears
AHL
16
1
0
1
10
2002-2003
Cincinnati Cyclones
ECHL
54
19
24
43
114
2003-2004
Columbus Stars
UHL
34
21
17
38
17
2003-2004
Cleveland Barons
AHL
25
5
4
9
16
2003-2004
Kalamazoo Wings
UHL
17
6
9
15
47
2004-2005
Cleveland Barons
AHL
76
7
9
16
92
2005-2006
Kalamazoo Wings
UHL
76
39
39
78
133
2006-2007
Kalamazoo Wings
UHL
75
40
45
85
94
2007-2008
Kalamazoo Wings
IHL
73
46
36
82
71
CAREER TOTALS
718
225
243
468
1053

 


Return to Team Roster

 

Affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks Kalamazoo Wings Hockey Affiliate of the Chicago Wolves St. Louis Blues Utica Comets Kalamazoo Wings Hockey Club on Facebook Follow the K-Wings on Twitter K-Wings YouTube Channel K-Wings Hockey: Kalamazoo Michigan ECHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers New York Islanders K-Wings on Facebook K-Wings on Twitter Website Design by Kelly White Design View Game Recaps