COMETS RECALL JAGGER DIRK FROM KALAMAZOO, REASSIGN KULBAKOVNov 23, 2018
Utica, N.Y.– Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Jagger Dirk from the Kalamazoo Wings and reassigned goalie Ivan Kulbakov to Kalamazoo.
Dirk, 25, has appeared in 12 games with Kalamazoo this season, earning five points (2-3-5). He has also appeared in one game with the Comets.
The Penticton, BC native has appeared in eight career AHL games since turning pro at the end of last season. Before making his debut, Dirk skated in 310 games with Kootenay in the WHL before embarking on a 114-game career at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS.
Kulbakov, 22, picked up a 5-5-1 record to go along with a 3.49 GAA and a .892% save percentage over the course of 12 starts with the Comets this season.
The native of Gomel, Belarus spent one season with Youngstown in the USHL before turning pro in 2017-18, where he split the year between the Cleveland Monsters and Quad City Mallards (ECHL).
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