``I chose Fort Wayne for two reasons, the winning tradition and the exposure. Playing in my hometown factored in, but just being selfish for myself you want to win and you want to move up so I had to leave that out. The Komets are going to help me get into an AHL camp, and then it's up to me. Sometimes when you are not affiliated with anyone you also aren't buried under anyone, and if I went to the ECHL I might be buried under guys with two-way contracts. Some guys want to move up but they don't really understand that it could take two or three years to get a chance to play one or two games in the AHL. I don't think that's worth it when I still have a shot from here to play in the AHL"