Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets announced Tuesday that defenseman Ryan Culkin has been assigned to Fort Wayne by Tucson of the AHL. The Komets also announced that forward Marco Roy has signed a tryout agreement and has been added to the preseason roster.Culkin (CULL-kin), 23, made his pro debut in 2014-15 skating 37 AHL games with the Adirondack Flames. The Montreal, Quebec native split the 2015-16 season between Stockton in the AHL and the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL. Last season the defenseman dished 11 assists and added a goal for 12 points in 16 ECHL games with Adirondack while adding 19 AHL games with Stockton.
Roy (Wah), 22, will be starting his third pro year after 23 AHL games last season with Utica in the AHL and five ECHL games with Alaska. The center made his pro debut in 2015-16 registering five assists and six points in 10 games with Norfolk and adding 42 AHL games with Bakersfield scoring eight goals and 20 points in 42 games.
Also, Fort Wayne forwards Gabriel Desjardins and Dennis Kravchenko and defenseman Cody Sol have been released from their PTO's at Tucson and have returned to Fort Wayne and the Komets' training camp.
Three preseason tilts-- The Komets have slated three exhibition games including two at home and one on the road. The preseason starts Friday, Oct. 6 with a 6:30pm faceoff at Indy against the Fuel. Saturday, Oct. 7 the Komets host the Fuel at 7:30pm. Monday, Oct. 9 the Kalamazoo Wings visit for a preseason tune-up at 7:30pm.
Home/Season Opener Oct. 14-- The Komets will open 2017-18 hosting the Toledo Walleye on Sweetwater Ice at the Coliseum Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30pm. The Komets are home for four games in October before making their first road trip Nov. 5 to Kalamazoo.
Tickets now on sale-- Single game tickets for both home exhibition games and all 36 regular season games are now on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at ticketmaster.com. Season Tickets also remain on sale at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. For more information visit Komets.com or call 260-483-0011.