Szydlowski inks fifth year with Komets

08/07/2017 12:26 PM -

Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets announced Monday that two-time Fort Wayne MVP Shawn Szydlowski has agreed to terms for his fifth straight year on the Komet roster.

"This is a big signing for the Komets and our fans," Komets general manager David Franke said. "Shawn Szydlowski represents what it takes to be a Komet.  He is gifted offensively, a solid defender and physical when ne needs to be." 

Szydlowski, 27, made his Fort Wayne debut in 2013-14 when he was assigned to the Komets by the AHL's Rochester Americans.  The winger was named Most Improved Player of the year and led the Komets in the playoffs with six goals and 11 points.

The St. Clair Shores, Michigan native continued his Fort Wayne career leading the Komets in 2014-15 with a career season high 38 goals and adding 36 assists for 74 points in 57 games before capturing his first Fort Wayne MVP honor at the end of the season.  Szydlowski also was named to the All-ECHL First Team.

Szydlowski earned his second MVP award in 2015-16 leading the Komets with 25 goals and career highs of 50 assists and 75 points in 62 games.  In addition, he was named Fort Wayne's Defensive Forward of the Year and earned a spot on the All-ECHL Second Team before leading the Komets in the playoffs with career highs of 10 goals, nine assists and 19 points in 16 post-season appearances.

Last season Szydlowski scored 25 goals and 66 points in 50 games, reaching the 25-goal mark for the third straight year after serving as captain and a starter for the 2016 ECHL All-Star Classic.  The skater again led the Komets for a third playoff season with seven assists and nine points in 10 games.  Szydlowski also received his second Fort Wayne Defensive Forward of the Season award.

Szydlowski began his pro career signing an entry level NHL contract with Buffalo in 2011 and during his career has also skated AHL stints with Portland, Rochester, Binghamton, Lake Erie/Cleveland and Norfolk.

The winger has amassed ECHL career totals of 100 goals, 144 assists and 244 points in 238 games.  Szydlowski has skated 232 Fort Wayne career regular season games scoring 99 goals, 142 assists and 241 points. Szydlowski will go back to wearing number 27 since number 19 is now retired for Komet legend Terry McDougall.  Szydlowski wore number 27 his first two seasons with the Komets before changing to 19 for the last two campaigns.

The Fort Wayne preseason roster of 15 players includes five defensemen, eight forwards and two goaltenders. 

Opening night for the 66th season of Komet Hockey is slated for Saturday, Oct. 14 in Fort Wayne against the Toledo Walleye.  Single game tickets for 2017-18 go on sale soon.  Season Tickets are on sale now at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne.  For more information visit Komets.com or call 260-483-0011.

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014