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Komets acquire Verpaelst, Loewen reassigned to Chicago

The Komets announced Thursday that they have acquired veteran defenseman Gabriel Verpaelst from the Norfolk Admirals.

Posted: Jan 16, 2020 3:38 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2020 10:48 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Komets) -- The Komets announced Thursday that they have acquired veteran defenseman Gabriel Verpaelst from the Norfolk Admirals.

The Admirals traded Verpaelst to Fort Wayne to complete a previous trade for J.C. Campagna, plus for future considerations from Fort Wayne at a later date.

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Verpaelst (VER-pass), 26, is in his sixth season as a pro and started the season appearing in 33 ECHL games with Adirondack.

Adirondack traded the veteran defenseman's rights to Norfolk, who subsequently traded them to Fort Wayne.

Verpaelst scored three goals and nine points while accumulating 64 penalty minutes in 33 games this season with Adirondack.

The Sherbrooke, Quebec native finished a four-year QMJHL career in 2013-14 with Baie-Comeau before making his pro debut with Bakersfield in the ECHL in 2014-15.

In 2015-16 Verpaelst skated 57 games with Norfolk scoring career highs of 28 assists and led the Admirals with 162 penalty minutes.

He also made his AHL debut logging eight games with Stockton.

Verpaelst registered seven goals and 27 points in 66 games with Colorado during 2017-18 and helped the Eagles to the 2018 ECHL Kelly Cup championship scoring two goals and six points in 19 post-season games.

The blue-liner split last season between Wichita and Utah before joining Adirondack for the start of this season.

During his ECHL career Verpaelts has amassed 29 goals, 107 points and 770 penalty minutes in 325 games.

In additional player movement, the Komets also announced Thursday that forward Jermaine Loewen has been recalled to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

The Komets have two games this weekend, starting with a trip to Cincinnati Friday for a 7:35 p.m. start.

Saturday Toledo visits for a 7:35 p.m. faceoff on Sweetwater Ice at the Memorial Coliseum.

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