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Ex-Komet Tyler Butler signs with Brampton

Former Komet Tyler Butler has been signed by the Brampton Beast of the Central Hockey League, the club has announced.

Butler, a defenseman from Kanata, Ontario, had 18 points in 72 games for the Komets in the ECHL last season, the Beast said in a statement.

He has also played for Amarillo in the CHL and for Peoria in the American Hockey League, as well as in Germany, the statement said.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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