Schaafsma will be replacing Konstantin Shafranov. Shafranov has decided to return to Russia to pursue his coaching career.
The Komets announced Monday that assistant coach Konstantin Shafranov is returning to Russia to pursue his coaching career.
The ECHL on Monday announced its preseason schedule of 23 games beginning Oct. 6 and continuing through Oct. 13.
Bartus, 27, appeared in three games with Fort Wayne during the 2014-15 season.
Brady Vail has inked an agreement for 2016-17 and the Komets have acquired Dan Milan from Wichita in exchange for future considerations.
Meurs spent the last two seasons in Fort Wayne scoring 30 goals in 81 regular season games.
Hartzell, 27, completed last season appearing in 22 games in Germany with Heilbronn in DEL2.
The Komets announced Wednesday that Ferris State graduates Jason Binkley and Matt Robertson have agreed to terms and have been added to the 2016-17 preseason roster.
The Komets announced Wednesday that Cody Sol has agreed to terms for his third straight year guarding the Fort Wayne blue line.
Defenseman Curtis Leonard and forward Mason Baptista have agreed to terms and will be returning to the Fort Wayne fold for 2016-17. Also rookie forwards Daniel Erlich and Chase Nieuwendyk have inked agreements to make their pro debuts with the Komets.
A day after terminating their affiliation with the Komets the Colorado Avalanche named the Colorado Eagles their ECHL affiliate.
With the affiliation agreement between the Fort Wayne and the Colorado Avalanche terminated Komets general manager David Franke sat down with WANE-TV to discuss what’s next for the Komets.
Crowder tallied 24 points (5 goals, 19 assists) and eight penalty minutes in 29 contests while helping the Komets reach the Western Conference Finals in the playoffs.
The Fort Wayne Komets announced Tuesday that they have mutually agreed with the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL to terminate the second and final year of their affiliation agreement.
The Komets announced Monday that defenseman Gabriel Beaupre will be returning to the Fort Wayne blue line for 2016-17. Also, center Mike Cazzola has agreed to terms and will make his pro debut with the Komets.
Belzile, 24, split time between San Antonio and the Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL) last season, recording six goals and four assists in 25 games with the Rampage and 10 goals and 21 helpers in 29 contests with the Komets.
The left wing skated 34 games with the Komets scoring 11 goals and 30 points before he received a call-up to the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage where he amassed six goals and 13 points in 32 games.
The Komets also have added rookie defenseman Carl Tremblay.
Thomas has announced that he will become the assistant coach with Macon of the SPHL, teaming up with Macon head coach and former Komet Kevin Kerr.
The Komets will remain in the Western Conference, but have been moved to the Central Division joining Indy, Kalamazoo, Quad City, Toledo, Tulsa and Wichita.