From a Komets press release:
The Komets announced Monday that veteran forward Matthew Pistilli has agreed to terms and has been added to thepreseason roster.
Pistilli (pis-TILL-ee), 25, completed his fifth pro year last season sharing time with Charlotte and Bridgeport in the AHL while also appearing in 31 ECHL games with Florida (17g, 40pts). "Matthew Pistilli is a player we were able to sign at this late date," Komets general manager David Franke said. "He is an offensive power-forward type who puts points up wherever he has played and will be an exciting player for our fans to watch. I'm happy that Matthew chose Fort Wayne as the next opportunity in his career."
The Montreal, Quebec native was a major juniors standout winning the 2008 QMJHL Championship with Gatineau. In 2008-09 Pistilli completed his fourth full year in the QMJHL leading Shawinigan with 5 goals and ranked seventh in the league with 86 points. The skater helped Shawinigan to the finals with 13 goals and 20 points in 21 playoff games and received the league's Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Pistilli signed a three-year entry level contract with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and began his pro career skating 11 games with Florida in the ECHL while making his AHL debut with Albany posting five goals and 41 points during 2009-10.
Pistilli split 2010-11 with Florida (27 games) and the AHL's Charlotte Checkers (50 games) before logging 73 AHL games with Charlotte in 2011-12.
Prior to last season, Pistilli set pro career highs of 25 goals, 49 assists and 74 points (5th in the ECHL) in 74 total games with South Carolina and Florida. He also appeared in three AHL games with Charlotte.