From Australia, a few comments from Nick Boucher, pretty much confirming Komets general manager David Franke's assessment that he's happy to be back in black-and-orange:
"I'm quite pleased to be returning for another season in Fort Wayne. This was the first season I was seriously considering going back to Europe but at the end of the day, the situation and fit seemed to be the best for me at this point in my career. It seems as though our roster is taking shape quite nicely and it's great to see so many D-men coming back. This season should be a challenge both with the larger league and increased travel but it's one I think we are all looking forward to."