Smith promoted to Wings President

The Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that Aaron Smith has been promoted to President.

Smith started with the Wings in May 2010 as an intern and advanced to Game Day Operations Manager at the start of their inaugural season (2010-2011). Smith was promoted to Director of Operations in 2012 and took over as General Manager in 2021.

“On behalf of the Odde family we would like to thank Aaron for his dedication and loyalty to the Aberdeen Wings,” owners Greg and Nancy Odde said. “Aaron has played a big part in what we have accomplished!”

Smith graduated from Northern State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Marketing and Administration and a Masters Degree in Education with a Coaching Emphasis.

“It’s an honor to be named to this position by the Odde Family.  Being able to learn from Greg and Nancy over the past 13 years made me realize just how much of a commitment is needed to build a successful organization,” Smith said. “Each year we make a commitment to our players, community and fans to do everything we can to provide quality, safe entertainment and I intend to do everything I can to fulfill those expectations and continue building for the future.”

The Wings’ season officially begins at the 2022 NAHL Showcase in Blaine, MN on September 14th.  For tickets and sponsorship information for the 2022-23 season, contact Aaron at or Megan at