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Tailing the Komets

Komets re-sign Rodger, Mironovic

The Komets announced Tuesday that defensemen Danko Mironovic and Keith Rodger have agreed to terms and will return for 2010-11.

Mironovic, 23, will be returning for his third straight year with the Komets. It will also be the defenseman's third pro year after skating three seasons of juniors in the OPJHL. In his pro debut Mironovic was named the Komets' Most Improved Player for 2008-09. Last year the Zagreb, Croatia native scored a goal, added eight assists for nine points and posted a plus-18 while accumulating 88 penalty minutes in 72 games. Mironovic appeared in all 12 of the Komets' 2010 playoff games en route to his second straight IHL Turner Cup Championship.

Rodger, 25, also will be back in the Komet lineup after collecting two championships with Fort Wayne. Rodger first appeared with the Komets at the end of the 2008-09 season skating 11 games after completing four years with American International of the NCAA. Last season the Parshall, Colorado native scored two goals, 12 points and a plus-six in 69 games for his rookie debut before helping the Komets win the IHL Turner Cup title appearing in seven playoff games.

The Fort Wayne roster reaches five players with the signings of Mironovic and Rodger. Bobby Phillips will also be returning to the Komets' defense and forwards Derek Patrosso and Brandon Naurato were announced last week.

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Hit the post
Tue, 07/06/2010 - 12:03pm

Ho Hum but proven defensemen. Need to sign Frankie D.

Not an ihl fan
Tue, 07/06/2010 - 12:08pm

Nice to see the greedy frankes raising ticket prices after moving to another single A hockey league. The smart hockey fans will boycott the komet games this year.

Tue, 07/06/2010 - 12:24pm

I figured Keith would be back after talking to him right after the season. He seemed pretty happy with his experience in Fort Wayne and said that he would love to come back but everybody just needed to see how everything settled in the minors before he could decide.

Tue, 07/06/2010 - 1:12pm

He was probably excited that he may be allowed to play this year, too. I'm excited to see him out there.

Blueline Baby
Tue, 07/06/2010 - 3:57pm

Awesome signings, IMO...Of course, I'm a little partial to building a good defense. Signing Frankie D would be outstanding as well. None of these guys are ho hum, in my opinion.

Tue, 07/06/2010 - 4:40pm

Solid start to the signings...I like all 5 guys we have signed...add Leo, PC Buddy(thats for you Hit)...another solid year of Komet hockey

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 07/06/2010 - 8:35pm

I like both of these signings. Both are physical defensemen that play their positions very very well. They aren't offesive minded players, but you don't need these 2 to be that, they are very good defensive guys that take the body very well.

2 very nice parts of the whole.

I like this news.

I vote for Frankie D, also. That would be 4 solid D-Men.