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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:40 pm

Komets, Cuddemi agree to contract

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

The rights to forward Ralph Cuddemi were the return for the Komets’ trade of Kyle Thomas, one of their top players last season, and Cuddemi agreed to a contract today with Fort Wayne.

Cuddemi, 24, totaled a team-best 27 goals and 52 points in 64 games last season with the Utah Grizzlies.

The Komets traded Thomas to the Grizzlies on Aug. 15, putting him in the minor-league system of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, who signed Thomas earlier in the summer.

The Komets’ preseason roster has 20 players, 12 of whom were with the team last season. The regular season opens Oct. 14 at Memorial Coliseum against the Toledo Walleye.

jcohn@jg.net