Komets Add Embach And Thompson, Cut Five Players

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Komets announced Thursday that they have re-signed left wing Mike Embach.

Embach, 27, has agreed to terms for his third straight season in Fort Wayne.  Last year the Orland Park, Illinois native led the Komets with 46 assists and added 24 goals for a career year high 70 points in 69 games.

Embach led the Komets in the 2015 playoffs with eight assists and 13 points in 12 games.  The veteran skater also logged three AHL regular season games with Norfolk.  Embach capped the season with four Komet team player awards including the Community Service Award, True Komet Award, Mr. Hustle Award and the Defensive Forward Award.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Komets announced Thursday that they have trimmed the preseason roster by five players and have added one.

Released from training camp were goaltenders John McLean and Andrew Walsh and forwards Adam Pawlick, Josh Ranalli and Mike Montagna.

Left wing Garrett Thompson has joined the Komet camp.  Thompson, 25, will be entering his second full season of pro play.  The forward skated the entire season last year with Binghamton in the AHL scoring six goals and 14 points n 65 games.  Thompson made his pro debut in 2013-14 appearing in seven AHL games with the Senators after completing a four-year CCHA collegiate career with Ferris State University.  His college career was highlighted with the CCHA regular season championship in 2011-12.  During his senior year, the Traverse City, Michigan native led the Bull Dogs with 16 goals and 32 points in 43 games.

The training camp roster shrinks to 26 players and includes two goaltenders, 15 forwards and nine defensemen.

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