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Tailing the Komets

Komets sign three

The Komets announced Wednesday that three more players have agreed to terms and have been added to the preseason roster.  Two defensemen including David Cianfrini and Brad Pawlowski along with forward Tyler Fletcher boost the preseason register to 18 signees.

Cianfrini, 25, competed for four seasons at Canisius College under the supervision of head coach and former Komet Dave Smith.  Cianfrini earned Atlantic Hockey Top Scholar Athlete honors last season for having the highest GPA, a perfect 4.0.  The 6-foot, 210-pound defenseman  was named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team in each of his four years at Canisius.  The Dundas, Ontario native set career highs of seven goals and 15 points during 2009-10 appearing in 37 games.  Cianfrini has played 143 career games for the most of any Canisius player in the program's history and ranks second among all Canisius defenders with 45 career points and 14 career goals.  Cianfrini also appeared in two ECHL games with Victoria during 2009-10.

Pawlowski, 21, is the youngest player added to the roster to date.  The 6-foot-3, 220-pound blueliner appeared in 47 games in 2008-09 with Thunder Bay of the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL) where he led the team with 42 assists and ranked second in penalty minutes with 192.  Last season Pawlowski scored 10 goals and 40 points while leading Victoria in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) with 116 minutes served.  

Fletcher, 25, finished three seasons at the University of Wisconsin-Superior in the NCAA last year.  The Calgary, Alberta native amassed 16 goals, 30 points and 67 penalty minutes in 56 games the last two seasons with the Yellowjackets.  The 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward also skated one game with Laredo in the CHL last season.      

The Fort Wayne preseason roster of 18 includes 11 forwards, six defensemen and one goaltender.

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Wed, 07/21/2010 - 9:57am


Wed, 07/21/2010 - 10:02am

6'3" 200 lbs. I'll take that. The kid looks like he can handle himself. This roster looks mighty fine to me.

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 11:53am

Was this what all the fuss was about?

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 12:34pm

I hope not.

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 12:42pm

actually, i think Pawlowski looks like one tough customer. Between him, Schrock, and Cescon we should have enough toughness on the team. (plus some good entertainment). 6'3 220 is big enough to hang with anyone, and judging by the 5 or so clips i saw of him on youtube he can handle himself pretty well.

His stats seem to suggest he can play a complete game too. So we got more than just a goon with this young kid. good pick-up IMO..

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 1:27pm

Also from what i've heard Tyler Fletcher is a ball of energy and hits everything in site.

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 4:03pm

Yeah! Great news for opening night and fresh talent with size and ability to play--Go Komets!!!

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 4:05pm

Tyler Fletcher the new Pascal Morency :)

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 4:38pm

I'm intrigued by someone with good size like Fletcher (6' 2" 200lbs.) being labeled as a 'ball of energy'.... That tag is normally used for smaller guys while larger players are dubbed as 'power forwards' who hit like that... Could be interesting...

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 5:18pm

A guy named Fletcher that hits everything in site you say.......I seem to recall one of those

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 07/21/2010 - 8:35pm

These 3 guys might have to battle for one roster spot.

Pawlowski looks pretty tough. We'll see.

Mighty Bite.....is this the 6-4 230 guy you spoke of?

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 8:48pm

Wasnt the guy he was talking about 6'6" and played overseas somewhere???

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 3:27am

He is trying to get a AHL camp deal as of yesterday

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 11:08am

Three good signings. If you weren't expecting Steve Durbano and Ted Bulley to be the announcement you should be pretty happy to see this kind of young talent in camp.

Tim Hoke
Fri, 07/23/2010 - 5:47pm