FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – The Komets have their first signings of 2019-20 with Brady Shaw, Jason Binkley, Anthony Petruzzelli and Chase Stewart all returning for the upcoming season.
Shaw, 26, began last season with Orlando before joining the Komets in December in a trade. He finished the season with 14 goals and 39 points in 45 Fort Wayne games for season totals of 27 goals, 37 assists and 64 points in 68 ECHL games. Shaw led the Komets in the playoffs with three goals and five points in six games.
Binkley, 27, will be returning for his fourth year with Fort Wayne.. The defenseman scored a career high eight goals and added 15 assists for 23 points in an injury-shortened season last year of 48 games.
Petruzzelli, 26, in his first full pro season appeared in all 72 regular season games and co-led Komet rookies with Jake Kamrass with 17 goals. Petruzzelli added 25 assists to rank fifth on the Komets in total points for the year at 42. Petruzzelli was named Fort Wayne’s Most Improved Player for the year and honored with the team’s Mr. Hustle award.
Stewart, 22, made his pro debut last season scoring four goals, 11 points and 33 penalty minutes in 25 games with the Komets. the year.