Earlier today, Utica Comets President Robert Esche announced that Adam Pawlick has been named Vice President of the Comets. Pawlick will oversee the entirety of the business operations for the Comets, focusing primarily on Ticketing, Corporate Sales, and the overall synergy of the organization. Pawlick will also work closely with the American Hockey League and Vancouver Canucks to continue to grow the Comets brand while keeping the organization in line with business rules and regulations.
Pawlick, a native of Utica, joined the Comets in November of 2016 after playing three seasons of professional hockey in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) with the Pensacola Ice Flyers. During his time in Pensacola, Pawlick recorded 169 points in 168 games, and had his jersey number retired in an on-ice ceremony last spring. Pawlick graduated from Clarkson University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a Minor in Project Management.
Through his first season with the Comets, Pawlick has worked primarily in the Corporate Partnerships department, while assisting as a head coach for a number of Utica Jr. Comets elite teams. Pawlick has been an asset at annual Board of Governor’s meetings, while working closely with the American Hockey League on joint initiatives, including the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Turning Stone Resort Casino.
“It’s truly an honor to promote from within, especially with such a quality person as Adam,” said Esche. “I feel that he represents our Comet Culture through and through, and will be instrumental in building the brand for years to come.”
“I’m very excited and honored to be named Vice President of the Comets,” said Pawlick. “Growing up in Utica and in the sport of hockey, I’m extremely proud to be a part of this great organization. I look forward to the continued growth of the Comets alongside the growth of our community.”