Kirtland joined the K-Wings as a free-agent on 02/18/13. Before coming to Kalamazoo, Kirtland played in three games with the Cincinnati Cyclones, where he serves as the team’s intern video coach. A three-year standout at Ohio State University, Kirtland is a two-time Buckeyes Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice.
Paul also played two seasons of Junior hockey in the NAHL with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Kirtland comes from a hockey background, as his dad (Ben) coached at the University of Connecticut.