The Komets' captain has been selected and it's Nick Tuzzolino.
The alternates are Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock, who has the honor for the fourth straight season, and Brandon Marino.
"It was a shock the other day when (coach Gary Graham) decided to tell us. We were in a team video session. I was really delighted," said Tuzzolino, a 27-year-old defenseman.
"I'm excited to get another chance to do it in my career. In Fort Wayne, wearing the 'C' is such a tradition with a guy like Colin Chaulk having done it; he was here for so many years and had so many championships."
Tuzzolino has been a captain before -- with Utah of the ECHL in 2011-12 -- but because he kept getting called up to the American Hockey League, he and his coach mutually decided someone else should be the captain that season.
"I don't know if I have a leadership style," he said. "I'm just going to be me. That's what got me to this point. I want to lead by example and play the way I play every single night. Am I vocal? I'm a positive guy and talk every night. But it's pro hockey and everyone need to show up every day and do their jobs."
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