Komets Sign Former ND Star Summerhays, Release Grogan

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Komets announced Thursday that they have signed Notre Dame standout goaltender Steven Summerhays.  Summerhays, 23, has recently completed a four-year collegiate career with Notre Dame posting a career best .923 save percentage in 38 games while going 21-14-2 with a 2.04 goals-against average.

The Anchorage, Alaska native skated two years of juniors with Green Bay in the USHL.  Summerhays made his juniors debut helping the Gamblers to an Anderson Cup regular season title in 2008-09 before leading Green Bay to its second consecutive regular season title in 2009-10 and the Clark Cup Championship.  Summerhays set a new USHL record of the longest winning streak by a goaltender of 20 games.  He was selected as first-team USHL All-Star goaltender and named the USHL Goaltender of the Year for 2009-10 with a league-best 2.17 goals-against average.

Summerhays made his college debut in 2010-11 with the Irish appearing in 12 games.  In 2012-13 he registered a college career best 2.01 goals-against average in 36 games as a junior and dominated the CCHA playoffs going 4-0 with a 1.25 goals-against average and .946 save percentage en route to the CCHA Mason Cup Championship.

In additional player news, goaltender Matt Grogan has been placed on waivers.  Grogan appeared in four games and posted a 3.39 goals-against average and .874 save percentage while going 3-1-0.

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