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  • Katie Fyfe | The Journal Gazette Jake Kamrass re-signed with the Komets on Monday. 

Monday, August 19, 2019 4:40 pm

Kamrass back with K's

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

Jake Kamrass, who was one of the Komets’ leading scorers and one of the top rookies in the ECHL, re-signed with Fort Wayne today.

The team also signed Justin Levac, an accomplished playmaker from the Single-A Southern Professional and Federal hockey leagues.

Kamrass, 24, totaled 17 goals and 51 points in 57 games with Fort Wayne, which had acquired him from South Carolina early in the season for Garret Ross -- a deal that enabled the Komets to bring back Shawn Szydlowski from Europe.

Kamrass had accrued five goals and eight points in 10 games with South Carolina in his first full season out of UMass-Lowell.

His 59 combined points last season tied him for fifth among all ECHL rookies in scoring, seven points back of the leading rookie, Cincinnati’s Myles Powell.

Kamrass was selected as the Komets’ top rookie, was the team’s only player with a hat trick, had a 12-game point-scoring streak on home ice and went on to score one goal in the six-game playoff loss to the Toledo Walleye.

Levac, 30, skated 41 SPHL games last season with the Macon Mayhem, totaling four goals and 25 points. In 2017-18 with the FHL’s Danville Dashers, he had 13 goals and 70 points in 44 games and was named the league’s Forward of the Year.

The Komets’ roster now has 17 players, including 11 forwards, five defensemen and goaltender Stephen Dhillon. The returning players include forwards Szydlowski, Kamrass, Brady Shaw, Anthony Petruzzelli and Gage Torrel, and defensemen Chase Stewart and Jason Binkley.

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