Sorenson re-signs with Kalamazoo, where he has been money

August 22, 2020

Tanner Sorenson

Anchorage’s Tanner Sorenson is headed back to the ECHL after re-signing with the Kalamazoo Wings, where he has played 216 of 284 professional games during his career.

The 27-year-old center was signed to an American Hockey League contract with the Utica Comets for the 2019-20 season, which was shortened prematurely due to concerns with the COVID pandemic. Kalamazoo is Utica’s ECHL affiliate.

He bounced between both teams last year, playing 30 games with Kalamazoo and 12 with Utica.

With the Comets, Sorenson made his AHL debut at the end of November – he added an assist in the game – and had a few separate stints with the team during the season.

With the K-Wings, he bagged 10 goals and 16 assists and has averaged a point per game the last two seasons with the team.

“By now we know what kind of impact Tanner provides to our team,” said Kalamazoo coach Nick Bootland. “He’s a dynamic player who can play all situations and he has a knack for creating something out of nothing, including scoring some unorthodox goals. The next step we’re looking for is for him to step up into more of a leadership role this season.”

Kalamazoo is familiar place for Sorenson, who has skated for a handful of teams over his six seasons as a pro but undoubtedly has had the most success with the K-Wings.

He has scored 77% of his career goals (67 of 87) with Kalamazoo and racked up 81% of his career points (162 of 200).