Komets add five to 2020-21 roster

Courtesy Fort Wayne Komets — The Fort Wayne Komets announced forward Matt Boudens has re-signed with the club.

Also, forward Marco Roy will return to Fort Wayne for the upcoming season. Rookie defensemen Matt Murphy and Marcus McIvor have also inked deals for the 2020-21 season. Rounding out a busy day was the signing of Stephen Harper, a versatile player that can play forward or defense.

Boudens, 27, followed a five-year collegiate career with the University of New Brunswick

Matt Boudens

by signing with the Komets last season. Boudens, a native of  Pembroke, Ontario posted 20 points (10g-10a) and added 94 penalty minutes in his his first pro season. Boudens also skated 10 games with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League last season.

Roy will return to Fort Wayne after a season with the Idaho Steelheads. Drafted by Edmonton in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the 25-year-old arrived in Fort Wayne for the 2017-18 season, collecting 48 points (17g-31a) while helping the Komets to the Western Conference Finals.

In two seasons with the Komets the Boisbriand, Quebec native tallied 74 points in 74 games. He was dealt to Idaho to complete the Justin Kea trade after the completion of the 2018-19 season. Last season,

Marco Roy

Roy notched 50 points (10g-40a) in 55 games with the Steelheads and the forward has also skated in 100 AHL games over his five-year professional career.

Murphy, 25, will enter his first pro season after playing 116 games over four seasons with the University of New Brunswick, helping the Reds to a pair of national championships. He finished his senior season with a +21 rating and was named to the USports Second All-Star Team.

McIvor, 26, is a three-time national champion with the University New Brunswick, capturing titles in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2018-19.

Harper, 25, will enter his rookie season after accumulating 130 points in four seasons with Acadia University. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Harper also played in the Ontario Hockey League with Erie Otters, Belleville Bulls, Hamilton Bulldogs and Niagara IceDogs scoring 228 points (96g-132a) over five seasons.


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