Komets re-sign Shea, sign Sakellaropoulos

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The Komets announced on Thursday that they would re-sign defenseman Bobby Shea. Shea played 23 regular season games and three playoff games with the Komets last season and 10 games with the Rochester Americans of the AHL. During his time with Fort Wayne, Shea recorded 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) in a total of 26 games. Shea did not record a point in the 10 games he played with the Americans. In the Komets’ news release, general manager David Franke said, “Bobby didn’t play in all of the games last year due to injury but when he was on the ice he was very effective. He is an exciting player and good addition to the blue line corps.”

The Komets also announced that they would sign goaltender Alex Sakellaropoulos. Sakellaropolous is coming out of four years with Union College. It is worth noting that Union won the NCAA championship his freshman year, though Sakellaropolous only played in eight games. Last season, Sakellaropolous played 30 of 38 games with the Dutchmen, posting a 2.60 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage. In the Komets’ news release, Franke said, “Alex comes from a solid and very successful Union College program. He had a good career at Union and deserves this opportunity.”

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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.