J.C. RUID JOINS
UHL All-Star veteran agrees to terms
Fort Wayne, IN --- The Komets announced today that veteran J.C. Ruid has
agreed to terms and has been added to the 2006-07 roster.
Ruid, 31, will be entering his 9th pro season and
5th in the UHL. He started his career in 1997 playing stints with Baton Rouge
and Roanoke of the ECHL. Ruid made his UHL debut in 2000-01 skating for Komet
coach Pat Bingham in Asheville guiding the Smoke to the UHL Eastern Conference
championship finishing fourth on the team with 34 goals and 75 points in 74
regular season games. Ruid then led the Smoke to the Colonial Cup finals scoring
11 goals and 16 points in 11 post-season games.
Ruid posted a career high 40
goals, 56 assists and 96 points during 2002-03 with Adirondack. The skater also
appeared in 63 UHL games during 2004-05 leading Rockford with 36 goals in
regular season play while topping the IceHogs with 9 goals in 12 playoff games.
Ruid has appeared in 238 UHL
games to date posting 135 goals and 294 points while accumulating 323 penalty
minutes. He was named to the All-UHL Second team after the 2002-03 season and
was selected to the 2005 UHL All-Star Classic.
Ruid has had many AHL call-ups
during his career including stints with Grand Rapids, Binghamton, Albany and
Wilkes Barre-Scranton. Last season Ruid made his European debut skating 4 games
in Austria and 22 games with Aalborg I.K. in the Danish league.
The addition of Ruid brings the
Komet preseason roster to 29 players.
Komets open camp Oct.
2.....head coach Pat Bingham opens a 2-week training camp Monday, Oct. 2
at the Coliseum. Three exhibition games, 2 at home at the Coliseum and 1 on the
road, are planned. The Komets will host Port Huron in a preseason tilt on
Coliseum ice Wednesday, Oct. 4. Then the Komets will face Kalamazoo in a
home-and-home exhibition series starting at Fort Wayne Friday, Oct. 6. Saturday,
Oct. 7 the Komets face the Wings at Wings stadium in Kalamazoo for the final
preseason tune-up. The Komets start the season on the road Friday, Oct. 13 at
Rockford and will skate their 55th home opener Saturday, Oct. 21 against Quad
City at 7:30pm. -2006-07 Komet schedule-
Tickets on sale
Friday.....single game tickets for all 2006-07 Komet home games will go on sale
Friday, Sep. 29 at 10am at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com . Tickets for two Komet home exhibition
games also will go on sale Friday morning. 2006-07 season tickets continue to be
on sale at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. Fans may call
the Komet office for ticket information at (260) 483-0011 or make inquiries via
email at email@example.com. Ticket information is also available at