For the second time this week the Komets failed to clinch the number two seed in the Western Conference playoffs, falling 5-2 to the Indy Fuel in the next-to-last game of the regular season.
The St. Clair Shores, Michigan native leads the Komets with a career season-high of 50 assists and ranks third in the league with 74 points in 60 games.
The veteran forward scored four goals, 14 points and +13 in 26 games and was skating his 13th pro year.
The Komets could not capitalize on their opportunity to clinch second place in the Western Conference on Wednesday night falling to the Quad City Mallards 4-1 at the Coliseum.
Fort Wayne Komets head coach Gary Graham was live on WANE-TV with Jessica Starbard to preview tonight’s game against Quad City and look ahead to the upcoming playoffs.
The Komets announced Wednesday that forward Daniel Barczuk has been placed on waivers and defenseman Simon Denis has been released from his ATO.
Forward Trevor Cheek and defenseman Will Weber have been reassigned to Fort Wayne from the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL today.
Komets forward Shawn Szydlowski scored six goals, 14 assists and was +11 in 13 games during the month.
By clinching first place in the Midwest Division the Komets are guaranteed home-ice advantage for the first round.
The Komets looked dead in the water with 2:00 remaining in Sunday’s game against Evansville. Trailing 4-1 Brock Montgomery, Kyle Thomas, and Jamie Schaasfma all scored in the final two minutes to send the game to overtime.
By snagging the Midwest Division title the Komets are guaranteed home-ice advantage in the first round of the 2016 Kelly Cup playoffs.
The Komets announced today that they have singed defenseman Simon Denis to an amateur tryout agreement and added him to the roster.
The Komets were back at practice on Thursday as they close in on the Midwest division title and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.
Cody Corbett appeared in one game during his last call-up to the Rampage and has totaled three goals and nine points in 23 games with San Antonio this season.
In what many Komets were calling “the most important game of the season” Fort Wayne topped Cincinnati 5-3 on Tuesday night to increase its lead in the Midwest Division over the Cyclones to seven points with five games remaining.
Defensemen Jordon Southorn and Justin Hamonic have been activated from reserve.
The Komets gained four points in week 24 to improve to 37-21-8 and 82 points and continue to hold first place in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference with two weeks and six games remaining in the 2015-16 ECHL campaign.
Martin was named the AHL’s Player of the Week for winning all three games played last week after stopping 91 of 94 shots for a 0.99 goals-against average and .968 save percentage.
Garrett Meurs scored two goals in the Komets 3-1 win over Evansville on Saturday night at the Coliseum.
Shawn Szydlowski’s goal just 1:35 into overtime was the only tally of the night as the Komets edged visiting Wheeling 1-0 on Wednesday evening at War Memorial Coliseum.