Komets No Longer Lone Wolves

May 8, 2009 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Fort Wayne center Justin Hodgeman hoists the Turner Cup on Friday after the Komets beat Muskegon to win consecutive IHL titles. Hodgeman scored a goal in the Komets 4-1 victory. Photo by Chad Ryan.

On Monday, the Komets announced they would be affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL and the Tuscon Roadrunners of the AHL for one year. The Adirondack Thunder and Tulsa Oilers are now the only two teams in the ECHL who do not currently have affiliations. The Komets were the only independent team in the ECHL and had been that way since they left their affiliation with the Colorado Avalanche in the 2015-16 season.

The Komets’ new AHL affiliate, the Roadrunners, finished last season with a 29-31-8-0 record last season, good enough for 23rd out of 30 teams in the AHL. The Coyotes finished last season with a 32-40-10-2 record which placed them 27th out of 30 teams. It’s also worth noting that the Komets recently signed former Coyote Justin Hodgman.

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My name is Evan and I am the beat writer for the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets. I started on Blue HQ Media about seven months ago writing for the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets. I am an avid Indy Fuel fan. I love all Indiana sports aside from the Fuel, including the Pacers and the Colts. I started going to hockey games when I was one week old when my family had season tickets to the Fort Wayne Komets. We moved to the Indianapolis area about 11 years ago and I was ecstatic when it was announced that the Hallett family brought a professional hockey team back to Indy. I was even happier when I found out that would be competing in the ECHL, the same league as my (former) favorite team, the Komets. You can keep up with all Blue Jackets news and updates and talk hockey on my Twitter @evanbluehq.