"I always wanted to come back to Fort Wayne. This opportunity will be a great moment for me. I love Fort Wayne, the city and playing in front of that many fans, and you know the Frankes are always going to work hard to make sure we have a winner.''
On the chances to get a call-up: ``That's something that my agents and the Komets are working on right now. I talked to P.C. about this before I made my decision. He's been a great, great friend to me, and he said even if I play in the ECHL or the CHL, if I go to a camp and really impress someone, they are going to call me up no matter where I'm playing. We have to know that if you are a free agent in the CHL or the ECHL, there are still going to be a lot of call-ups. It's about you more than it is the league.''
On showing more leadership: ``After talking with Al Sims and David about that, I see that as a challenge for me. I think it's very exciting. I always loved to be part of that family, and I want to have a bigger role. It's exciting.''