The New York Islanders have assigned Luciano Aquino, a 5-foot-10, 200 pound right wing, to the Fort Wayne Komets, who open training camp in the new International Hockey League on Monday.
Aquino, a seventh-round draft pick of the Islanders in 2005, played 13 games last season with the American Hockey League's Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scoring two goals and three points. Aquino, 22, also played 33 games in the ECHL with Pensacola and Utah, tallying eight goals and 29 points.
His arrival in Fort Wayne has long been anticipated and came in no small part because former Komets coach Pat Bingham is an assistant in Bridgeport, the Islanders' top minor-league affiliate, and suggested Fort Wayne would be a good spot for Aquino.
Additionally, the Komets signed center Mathiew Curadeau, 22, who had three goals and 11 points in 11 games last season with the University of Ottawa. He also played four games of senior hockey in Quebec, tallying one goal.
The Komets have 24 players on their roster.