The Komets announced Wednesday that the preseason roster has reached 21 players with the addition of four defensemen and one forward. Defenseman Dustin Molle has re-signed and will be joined in training camp with his brother Byrant. Also agreeing to terms are defensemen Tristin Llewellyn and Dave Starenky and winger Stephon Thorne.
Dustin Molle, 25, joined the Komets in January last season and scored a goal and five assists while accumulating 42 penalty minutes in 39 games. In addition to being named the Komets' Rookie of the Year, the Ancorage, Alaska native was awarded the Bud Gallmeier Memorial Trophy for Community Service.
Bryant Molle will join his brother Dustin at the Komet blue line when training camp begins Oct. 10. Bryant Molle, 24, completed four years of play in the CCHA at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks last season and also appeared in two games with Alaska in the ECHL.
Llewellyn, 22, made his pro debut skating 33 games and scoring five assists, six points and 29 penalty minutes with Elmira in the ECHL last year after a four-year stint with the University of Michigan Wolverines in the CCHA. The defenseman also appeared in four playoff games with Elmira.
Starenky, 25, made his pro debut in the CHL in 2006-07 registering 57 penalty minutes in 16 games. Last year the Calgary, Alberta defenseman ranked fifth in the LNAH with 210 penalty minutes with St. Georges.
Thorne, 21, will be making his rookie debut after completing three years at Brampton in the OHL. The left winger posted 11 goals and 22 points in 61 regular season games as captain of the Brampton Battalion during 2010-11.
The Komets' preseason roster of 21 includes 12 forwards, eight defensemen and one goaltender.