INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, announced that they have signed goaltender Keegan Asmundson and forward Justin Hussar to ECHL contracts for the 2016-17 season.
Asmundson, 25, posted a 7-10-1 record in 20 appearances last year between Indy and the Evansville IceMen. In 13 games with the Fuel after signing as a free agent in February, the 6-foot-5, 222-pound netminder recorded a 6-6-0 record with a 2.61 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. Asmundson began his professional career with the South Carolina Stingrays in 2014-15, where he went 2-1-0 in three games.
A 2015 graduate of Canisius College, Asmundson set a variety of school goaltending record during his four-year college career. The native of Inver Grove Heights, Minn. owns program records in career goals against average (2.08) and save percentage (.930), and his 1.96 goals against average and .930 save percentage during the 2014-15 campaign are Golden Griffins single-season bests.
The 23-year-old Hussar rejoins the Fuel after signing an amateur try out contract with the team in late March. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound forward made his professional debut against the Quad City Mallards on April 3, and appeared in two games while posting a +1 rating.
In his four-year tenure at Merrimack College, Hussar collected 30 points (15g-15a) in 102 NCAA games. The native of Lancaster, N.Y. posted seven goals and 15 assists in 2015-16, and played alongside 2015-16 Fuel MVP Rhett Bly from 2012-14. Hussar played his junior hockey with the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers and the NAHL’s Topeka Roadrunners, and picked up NAHL All-Rookie First Team and Rookie of the Year honors in 2010-11, when he racked up 66 points in 58 games.