The Komets announced Wednesday that former Port Huron Icehawk forwards Derek Patrosso and Brandon Naurato have agreed to terms and will be in a Fort Wayne uniform when the puck drops on 2010-11.
Patrosso, 25, will be entering his third pro year after skating the last two campaigns with the Icehawks in Port Huron. Last year the right winger ranked second in Port Huron scoring with a career high 70 points in 71 games netting 30 goals and passing 40 assists while earning 94 penalty minutes. Patrosso was one of the leaders of the Icehawk's special teams posting 20 power play points (8g, 12a) and two short-handed goals while completing the season with a plus-16.
Naurato, 25, made his pro debut last season appearing in five ECHL games with Toledo before joining Port Huron. The skater scored 25 goals, 46 points and 38 penalty minutes and topped the Icehawks with 11 power play goals. Before turning pro, the Livonia, Michigan native was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA for four years from 2005-2009.
Patrosso and Naurato skated all seven Port Huron playoff games against the Komets in the first round last year. Naurato scored two goals and six points in his pro playoff debut while Patrosso registered two goals and three points in post-season play.