Goaltender Nick Boucher never envisioned he would be with the Komets for five seasons. But here he is tonight, about to begin fifth season -- the Komets' 60th in professional hockey.
"Pro hockey is so transient and unstable," Boucher said. "You kind of bounce around so much. I'd been one of those guys before I came to Fort Wayne, and now this is going to be my fifth year in the same place. If you'd ask me five years ago, if I'd envision myself still being here after five seasons, I would have probably said, 'No.'
"I think it's a tribute to the ownership and also the fans and the community that so many players come to play here and end up staying in town and living in the community after they're done playing. I think the community definitely embraces the Komets and the players, myself included, and I think history has shown they've really been appreciative of the fans and the support we have in town here."
Looks like there will be a huge crowd for the game against the Evansville IceMen, so I hope you are here already.