Fort Wayne will place four players in Norfolk’s training camp, which begins Sept. 27, a day before the Komets opens their camp. Those spots will go to Brandon Marino, Chris Auger, Jean-Michel Rizk and, if he re-signs, Frankie DeAngelis. Daniel Maggio is going to camp with Chicago of the AHL.
“I think this is good for us,” Komets general manager David Franke said. “It’s kind of the way, as I found this summer, that probably 90 percent of the teams in the ECHL go, being affiliated. It’s a good thing for us and it's a great thing for our players because now we’ve got a direct pipeline to the American League.
"It won't only be for players sent here – and we will get some players, though I don't know them right now – but now…we think this makes us stronger. There will be some player movement. It's an exciting day for us because it’s like a new adventure for us.”