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Komets acquire goaltender


Blake Sebring
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:52pm

Well, now that trade has been removed from ECHL transactions. Interesting.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:55pm

I looked it's still up there...

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:59pm

nvm just looked right after I posted and it's gone

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:59pm

Guggenberger is a fine goaltender.  Big guy, 6'3".  Lost to the Komets 3-2 on 2/21/15.  Has great stats in the ECHL (this year is his worst, playing for a last place team) with Gwinnett and Alaska before.

They needed something like this...of course, you have to think they gave up something of importance.  Gwinnett has been very active lately with trades. 

I'm wondering how long it will take him to get here.  I'd be pretty confident that Graham will throw him in very quickly. 

OK.  Who's gone?  Player (s) or money?

Without knowing the price, I'd say the Franke's did pretty well.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:03pm

Well now, after reading the above comments, it's got me wondering. Guggenberger's name has been removed from the Gwinnett roster, though.

What is the deal with Komet trades anyway??  Nothing is easy.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:13pm

From the Komets website:


Komets acquire goaltender Guggenberger


03/12/2015 1:05 PM -

Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets announced today that goaltender Mark Guggenberger has been acquired from Gwinnett in exchange for future considerations.

Guggenberger, 26, has spent the season appearing in 23 ECHL games with Gwinnett registering a 6-12-2 record, 3.46 goals-against average and .893 save percentage.

The Richfield, Minnesota native made his pro debut appearing in 39 games with Texas in the Central Hockey League during 2011-12 posting a league-best three shutouts, all consecutively, setting the league record for the longest shutout streak for a goaltender (238:31).  Guggenberger earned the CHL's Goaltender of the Year award and was named Rookie of the Year with a 22-11-3 record while leading with a 2.27 goals-against average.  

Guggenberger made his ECHL debut in 2012-13 and ranked third among goaltenders with a 2.23 goals-against average while leading Alaska to the ECHL regular season title (Brabham Cup).  Last year Guggenberger made his AHL debut appearing in one game with Rochester.  He also logged 18 CHL games with Allen and appeared in six ECHL games with Alaska before joining Gwinnett for 16 games to complete the season.

Guggenberger has amassed ECHL totals of 46-26-7 and 2.65 goals-against average in 84 games.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:15pm

Now it's showing up on the ECHL Trade Tracker

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:22pm

If he's who I think he is, they can put him and Sol up for the "get a haircut" ad!

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:24pm

How estatic Guggenberger is going from last place to first place? I bet he would be happy just handling the door for line changes.  Probably on cloud nine driving up I75. Your right Alan, he is a very good goaltender. Hope he fits in.  I think the K- management did well. Astute move. Gwinnett was doing wholesale changes and one of your favorite non-komet players just got dumped there ( Czarnik).  If Ontario got rid of him he probably does have an attitude.  

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:31pm

echl second team last year. 

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:51pm

I'm pretty sure that he hears this way too seldom, so let me type "thanks" to David Franke.  Guggenberger is a much better goaltender that I would've hoped for.  I could be totally, totally way off base, but now I have confidence in the net again.

Teresa215, he's the guy you're thinking of.  (Before the game and before the warmups on 2/21, he was on the bench juggling pucks.  Did a good job).

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:52pm

I'm glad the Komets picked up a top notch goalie but it begs the question of what do they do if/when Nagle and Will are back and 100%. Will they carry three goalies and use the revolving door of the reserve designation through the rest of the season and playoffs? I ask because I don't believe they woudl cut Nagle and they can't cut Will because of being contracted to Lake Erie. Would they cut Guggenberger? I don't think that would be an easy decision to make.

Anne Argast
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:55pm

I notice Gwinnet has the toughest schedule according to this week's Stanford Ratings. Suggests maybe this year's GAA and SV% are not reflective of the true ability.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:14pm

It's a very, very good question, WF.  But for now I think the K's are just really worried about the next couple of weeks.

The Colorado and Vancouver goaltender situation is murky.  As I've posted before, I'm guessing that Will would've been called up to Lake Erie if not for his "injury".  I do not believe Colorado or Lake Erie will make their playoffs, but Vancouver and Utica will.  As long as Vancouver is having their own injury problems at goaltender, Nagle isn't going anywhere.

But a decision may have to take place.  My "gut" feeling is that if Nagle returns, it will be him and Guggenberger.  If Will and Nagle are here, then it may be that the K's sit Will with Colorado's permission.

Barring injury, I just have the feeling that Guggenberger is here for the duration.

Depending on how quickly Guggenberger can get here, this may give Will more time to heal.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:28pm

Great posts..very informative. ..glad 2 have him..but who is the future consideration?

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:36pm

Anne- thats a very good observation. I know what you are saying and hope it equates positively. Obviously his previous ECHL allstar selection speaks well 

 Just out of curiosity to anyone else to reply- who is your "whoa/wow trade!!" the Komets have made in say the past 40 years? A trade/or signing you were not expecting but had great benefits over the years. 

 Mine was Scott Gruhl

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:49pm

I think future considerations could be money too, not always a player.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:01pm

Alan, you were guessing have quickley he gets here,  I bet Guggenberger is north of Chattanooga by now and he starts Friday. 

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 7:15pm

Reading releases Kenny Reiter

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 7:13am

I was shocked when we traded Terry McDougall to Flint back in the day.  Dougie was one of the best centers to ever play for the K's.

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:18am

This just came across Twitter:

Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

UPDATE: The #Avs have reassigned Calvin Pickard to @monstershockey.