The Komets announced Thursday that veteran winger P.C. Drouin has agreed to terms and will return for the defense of the 2008 IHL Turner Cup. Drouin, 34, will be skating his fourth season in Fort Wayne.
Last season Drouin was added to the Komet's roster in November after starting the season appearing in 20 games at Nottingham (EIHL).
The left winger finished last season with a Fort Wayne second-best 74 points and led the Komets with 51 assists in 62 games. Drouin was the Komet's point leader for the months of January, February and March while earning the IHL's Forward of the Month award for March.
Drouin has registered 74 points in each of his the three previous seasons with the Komets. In 2005-06 Drouin matched his 2004-05 Komet performance of 24 goals and 50 assists. Last year Drouin continued his consistency accumulating 74 points scoring 23 goals and 51 assists.
2008-09 will be Drouin's 13th pro season since completing four seasons with Cornell University in the NCAA from 1992 to 1996. Drouin was signed by Boston of the NHL in 1996 and skated three NHL games with the Bruins during 1996-97.
Drouin joins Fort Wayne head coach Al Sims and veteran center Colin Chaulk as Komet returnees for 2008-09. Sims and Chaulk will each be serving the second year of their current agreements with the Komets.
Chaulk, 31, will be skating his sixth season in Fort Wayne and 11th as a pro. The 2008 Turner Cup was Chaulk's second league championship with the Komets after also winning the crown in 2003. Chaulk tied Drouin with 74 points for 2007-08 scoring 24 goals and 50 assists and was named the Komet's Most Valuable Player for the season, as voted by the players.