Kyle Gaffney announces Division I commitment

Aberdeen Wings Forward Kyle Gaffney has announced his commitment to play Division I Hockey for the University of Alaska Fairbanks beginning in the fall of 2022.

The 6’0″, 165 lb. native of Plymouth, MI is in his first season with the Wings, and has one goal and 12 assists, good for a +14 in 32 games played.

The previous two seasons, Gaffney played for Detroit Catholic Central, playing in 48 games and recording 26 goals and 49 assists. During that time, he also played in NAPHL showcase tournaments with MDHL 18U AAA (Michigan Development High School). Gaffney added eight goals and eight assists in eight games played.  He was a member of the 2018-2019 USHS Michigan State Championship Team and, during the 2019-2020 season, was named to the USHS Michigan All State Division I First Team.

“Kyle is an extremely smart hockey player that thrives at making plays,” Wings head coach Scott Langer said. “Throughout his career, he has consistently been able to show up at big times. This season has been no different, and he has become a big piece of the Aberdeen Wings.”

Gaffney will join former Wings players Riley Murphy, Antonio Di Paolo and Jakob Breault, as well as current Wings Natan Vertes, Payton Matsui & Cade Neilson, in Alaska fall of 2022.

“I am honored to announce my commitment to play Division I College Hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks,” he said. “I would like to thank my family, friends, coaches, teammates, billet family and everyone else who has helped me get here!”