Komets add trio of rookies to preseason roster

The Komets announced Tuesday that rookies Matt Brassard, Connor Sanvido and Marc-Olivier Duquette have been added to the preseason roster.

Posted: Sep 24, 2019 11:10 PM

Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets announced Tuesday that rookies Matt Brassard, Connor Sanvido and Marc-Olivier Duquette have been added to the preseason roster.

Brassard (bruh-SARD), 21, finished four years of juniors play in the OHL with Barrie, Oshawa and Niagara last year. During the year the defenseman split the season with Oshawa and Niagara scoring season career highs of 45 assists and 56 points in 65 games. Brassard was selected by Vancouver in round 7 of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Sanvido (san-VEE-doe), 26, skated five years in the WHL from 2009-2014. The forward scored junior career highs of 16 goals, 24 assists and 40 points in 68 games during a shared 2013-14 season with Swift Current and Saskatoon. Last year Sanvido completed a five-year collegiate career posting four goals and nine points in 24 CWUAA games wit the University of Lethbridge.

Duquette (do-KETT), 22, completed a five-year juniors stint last season in the QMJHL. The defenseman scored a career high seven goals and added 17 assists for 24 points in 50 games with Drummondville.

The preseason camp roster of 28 players includes 15 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders. More information on the 2019-20 team will be available at the press luncheon Monday.

See the Komets preseason roster

New assistant equipment manager-- The Komets also announced that Skylar Garver has been added to the locker room staff as the new assistant equipment manager. Garver is former head equipment manager with the local Indiana Tech program and is currently a student at Purdue Fort Wayne University.

Komets Season Ticket Holder Kick-Off Event Tuesday, Oct. 1-- The Komets will hold their annual Season Ticket Holder Kick-Off Event Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 5:30pm to 8pm at Classic Cafe, 4832 Hillegas Road in Fort Wayne. Season ticket holders can pick up their tickets and complimentary bobble head of Komet legend Len Thornson. There will be a 2018-19 game-worn jersey sale, free food, photo opportunities with Icy, and a chance to meet the team.

Season tickets continue on sale at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. Single game tickets for all 36 home games and for the exhibition game scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5 are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office.

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