The Komets announced Monday that defenseman Frankie DeAngelis has been added to the Fort Wayne defensive corps for 2010-11.
DeAngelis, 25, led Fort Wayne defensemen with 32 assists and ranked second among Komet blueliners with 41 points in 76 games last season. DeAngelis topped IHL defensmen with a plus-31 and three game-winning tallies and was named the Komets' Most Improved Player for the year. DeAngelis, named IHL Rookie of the Week on two occasions last season, earned a spot on the 2009-10 IHL All-Rookie Team. DeAngelis appeared in all 12 playoff games scoring three assists and accumulating six penalty minutes while earning the 2010 IHL Turner Cup Championship.
The Woodbridge, Ontario native skated three seasons with teammate Keith Rodger at American International from 2006 to 2009 before making his pro debut last year with Fort Wayne.