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Komets

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Komets roster

Auger
Beech
Bennefield
Boucher
Chaulk
Chaumont
DeAngelis
Lapointe
Llewellyn
Mele
Milam
B. Molle
D. Molle
Podshendyalov
Rizk
Smith
Schrock
Starenky
Thorne
Warner

– *Roster as of Thursday

Chris Auger

Position: Forward

Age: 23

Height: 5-10

Weight: 178 pounds

Shoots: Left

Last season: 14 goals, 25 points in 42 games with Mississippi (CHL)

Skinny: Played four years at Massachusetts-Lowell, scoring 17 goals and 52 points in 118 games

Kevin Beech

Position: Goaltender

Age: 25

Height: 6-3

Weight: 190 pounds

Catches: Left

Last season: 8-4-2 with 3.25 GAA for Texas (CHL), 3-3-0 with 3.95 GAA for Wichita (CHL)

Skinny: Was 2008-09 most outstanding goaltender with Mississippi, going 35-12-3 with 2.44 GAA

Jesse Bennefield

Position: Left wing

Age: 30

Height: 6-0

Weight: 195 pounds

Shoots: Right

Last season: 35 goals, 75 points in 66 games with Wichita (CHL)

Skinny: Was acquired from Wichita in trade for defenseman Craig Cescon

Nick Boucher

Position: Goaltender

Age: 30

Height: 5-11

Weight: 175 pounds

Catches: Left

Last season: 18-15-6 with 2.96 GAA for Fort Wayne

Skinny: Helped Komets to three IHL Cups, winning two series after 3-1 deficits

Colin Chaulk

Position: Center

Age: 34

Height: 6-0

Weight: 199 pounds

Shoots: Left

Last season: 10 goals, 40 points in 39 games with Fort Wayne

Skinny: Team captain, a five-time team MVP

Bobby Chaumont

Position: Right wing

Age: 26

Height: 6-1

Weight: 210 pounds

Shoots: Right

Last season: 22 goals, 53 points in 54 Scottish games

Skinny: Played last season for former Komets player/coach Bruce Richardson

Frankie DeAngelis

Position: Defenseman

Age: 26

Height: 5-10

Weight: 185 pounds

Shoots: Left

Last season: 11 goals, 44 points in 54 games with Fort Wayne

Skinny: Was Komets’ lone all-star last season

Danny Lapointe

Position: Center

Age: 25

Height: 6-3

Weight: 200 pounds

Shoots: Left

Last season: 6 goals, 16 points in 36 games with Fort Wayne

Skinny: Has played with seven teams since 2007

Tristin Llewellyn

Position: Defenseman

Age: 22

Height: 6-2

Weight: 209 pounds

Shoots: Left

Last season: 1 goal, 6 points in 33 games with Elmira (ECHL)

Skinny: Played four seasons at University of Michigan after junior career in Indianapolis

Tom Mele

Position: Forward

Age: 25

Height: 6-0

Weight: 188 pounds

Shoots: Left

Last season: Scoreless in 2 playoff games with Fort Wayne

Skinny: Was captain at American International, scoring 10 goals and 19 points in 33 games as senior

Jamie Milam

Position: Defenseman

Age: 27

Height: 6-0

Weight: 200 pounds

Shoots: Right

Last season: 17 goals, 48 points in 66 games with Bossier-Shreveport (CHL)

Skinny: Spent time as a forward with Komets as rookie in 2006

Bryant Molle

Position: Defenseman

Age: 24

Height: 6-3

Weight: 214 pounds

Shoots: Left

Last season: Scoreless in 2 games with Alaska (ECHL)

Skinny: Brother of Komets’ Dustin Molle; played four years at Alaska-Fairbanks

Dustin Molle

Position: Defenseman

Age: 25

Height: 6-2

Weight: 225 pounds

Shoots: Left

Last season: 1 goal, 6 points in 39 games with Fort Wayne

Skinny: Was Komets’ rookie of the year last season and won Community Service Award

Artem Podshendyalov

Position: Left wing

Age: 22

Height: 5-10

Weight: 183 pounds

Shoots: Left

Last season: 8 goals, 18 points in 32 games with Komets

Skinny: Selected as Komets’ most improved player last season

Jean-Michel Rizk

Position: Right wing

Age: 25

Height: 6-1

Weight: 195 pounds

Shoots: Right

Last season: Scoreless in 7 games with Wheeling (ECHL)

Skinny: Played for former Komets coach Greg Puhalski at Wilfrid Laurier University

Brett Smith

Position: Center

Age: 30

Height: 5-8

Weight: 175 pounds

Shoots: Left

Last season: 20 goals, 55 points in 57 games with Bossier-Shreveport (CHL)

Skinny: Captained Mudbugs to CHL championship last season.

Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock

Position: Right wing

Age: 27

Height: 5-11

Weight: 190 pounds

Shoots: Right

Last season: 15 goals, 25 points in 60 games with Fort Wayne

Skinny: Native of Fort Wayne

David Starenky

Position: Defenseman

Age: 26

Height: 6-3

Weight: 230 pounds

Shoots: Right

Last season: 5 assists, 210 penalty minutes in 31 games with St. Georges (LNAH)

Skinny: Komets’ new enforcer ranked fifth in LNAH penalty minutes last season

Stephon Thorne

Position: Left wing

Age: 21

Height: 6-0

Weight: 180 pounds

Shoots: Left

Last season: 11 goals, 22 points in 61 games with Brampton (OHL)

Skinny: Captained the Battalion last season

Leo Thomas

Position: Center

Age: 29

Height: 6-1

Weight: 190 pounds

Shoots: Right

Last season: 18 goals, 27 points in 50 games with Fort Wayne

Skinny: Hindered by high ankle sprain last season

Brandon Warner

Position: Defenseman

Age: 27

Height: 6-0

Weight: 175 pounds

Shoots: Right

Last season: 5 goals, 17 points in 43 games with Fort Wayne

Skinny: Native of Huntertown

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– Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette

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