As the Komets struggled throughout their inaugural first season in the CHL -- they were in last place among 18 teams until last February -- defenseman Frankie DeAngelis was one of the few consistent bright spots.
In fact, he was their lone representative at the All-Star Game.
And now he'll be back for a third season with the Komets.
"With the signing of Franke DeAngelis we are bringing back one of our go-to guys," said Komets general manager David Franke, who had already brought in a similarly multi-faceted defenseman, Jamie Milam.
"Frankie and Jamie Milam will add a lot of offense to the team when five-on-five and especially on the power play."
Last season, DeAngelis, 26, had 11 goals and 30 points in 54 games. Milam, 27, who played last season with the CHL-champion Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, had 17 goals and 48 points in 66 games.
The Komets also announced that assistant coach Gary Graham will be back for a fourth season. He helped Fort Wayne to three straight titles in the IHL before they joined the CHL last year.
"Gary is a very valuable person in our hockey operations staff," Franke said. "Gary is a hard-working and dedicated assistant coach for (head coach Al Sims) and is liked and respected by the players."