KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Former St. Cloud State defenseman Clark Kuster has signed a contract to play for the ECHL's Kalamazoo Wings.

Kuster, a 25-year-old from St. Louis, Mo., played for the Huskies from 2015-20. In 40 career college games, he had one goal, four assists, 25 penalty minutes and was a plus-2.

In 2019-20, Kuster was an alternate captain and had one goal, three assists, 25 penalty minutes and was a plus-4 in 27 games. He was fourth on the team in plus/minus and was named an All-America Scholar Athlete by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

Kuster received his undergraduate degree in the spring of 2018 with a major in psychology and a minor in human relations. A three-time NCHC Scholar-Athlete, he took graduate level courses in educational administration and leadership in 2019-20 in his last season of eligibility.

“When speaking with past teammates and coaches of Clark, a few common traits kept coming up,” Wings head coach Nick Bootland said in a news release from the team. “His character is outstanding, he competes hard every night, and he is an awesome teammate.”

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