The Komets announced Tuesday that Danko Mironovic has become the first player to re-sign for 2009-10. The second-year defenseman made his pro debut last season capturing the IHL Turner Cup championship with the Komets scoring two goals, 11 assists and 65 penalty minutes while appearing in 70 games.
Mironovic, 22, appeared in four seasons in the OPJHL before making his pro start last year with Fort Wayne. The Mississauga, Ontario native was voted the Komets' Most Improved Player for 2008-09 at the conclusion of the regular season. In the playoffs Mironovic skated all 11 Komet games scoring a goal and an assist for two points while collecting 16 penalty minutes.
"As we embark on the defense of the Huber Trophy and Turner Cup, defense is the best place to start building the 09-10 edition of the Fort Wayne Komets," said general manager David Franke. "Danko Mironovic fits our defensive scheme perfectly. He was a great surprise for us last season and we are looking for him to be one of our top defensemen this season."