Fort Wayne, IN – The Fort Wayne Komets have signed veteran Brett Bulmer for the 2022-23 season. The team will open the home portion of the season against Cincinnati at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Tickets are on sale now at the Coliseum ticket office and ticketmaster.com.
Bulmer, 30, was selected in the second round of the 2010 NHL entry draft by the Minnesota Wild and made his NHL debut on October 8, 2011. The 6’4 forward has played 17 NHL games and 203 AHL games. The Prince George, British Columbia, native played one season (2017-2018) in the ECHL with Florida. In that season with the Everblades, he collected 42 points (23g, 19a) and racked up 144 minutes in penalties. Bulmer has spent the last three seasons in Europe. Last season, he netted 36 goals and 53 assists, for 89 points in 44 games playing for the Tilburg Trappers.
“Brett brings a wealth of experience to our team. He is a rugged two-way winger that can score and play physical,” said head coach Ben Boudreau. “As a veteran, he will be relied upon both on and off the ice, and we believe that Brett can provide an impact in both of those areas. We look forward to welcoming Brett and his family to the jungle.”
Bulmer joins Stephano Giliati as the team’s only veterans.
Fort Wayne named the second-best minor league market- The Sports Business Journal named Charleston, South Carolina, as the top minor league market in the country, barely edging Fort Wayne. The Summit City has made the top ten of market rankings eight times (the most of any city), taking the top spot in 2007.
The Komets will play a two-game series of exhibition games with the Wheeling Nailers on Friday, October 14, at Wheeling, and Sunday, October 16, at 3:00 p.m. at the Coliseum before starting the regular season on Friday, October 21, at Indy. The Komets will begin the home portion of their schedule Saturday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. versus Cincinnati.
Equipment and memorabilia sale – The Komets will hold a used equipment and memorabilia sale in the Century Club Room at the Coliseum before the exhibition game on October 16, starting at 1:00 p.m. The sale will run throughout the game.
Season tickets are on sale now! Visit komets.com or call 260-483-0011 for more information.