Wildcats Trade Defenseman Leone

And the Wichita Falls Wildcats made a trade this week, parting with defenseman Chris Leone.

Leone was one of seven players from last year's team invited to training camp this fall, but instead he'll head to Kalamazoo, Michigan as part of the expansion K-Wings.

In return, the Wildcats got a first-round draft pick and two tendered players next year from Kalamazoo, as well as a conditional future tender.

Leone scored 37 points in 102 games with the Wildcats the last two seasons.

The Wildcats open the season next month in the 2011 NAHL Showcase Tournament in Blaine, Minnesota.