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Defenseman Tam joins Komets


Fort Wayne, Ind. - The Fort Wayne Komets announced that defenseman Mikael Tam has agreed to terms with the club for the 2014-15 season.

The Komets are the ECHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League and the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League.

Tam, 23, will be entering his third year of pro hockey after splitting last season with Lake Erie in the AHL (34 games) and Denver in the Central Hockey League (14 games). The Quebec City, Quebec native helped Denver to the 2014 Presidents' Cup Finals after finishing the season with nine points (2g-7a) in 14 regular-season games. Tam added six points (3g-3a) in 14 postseason games with the Cutthroats.

As a rookie in 2012-13, Tam tallied 12 points (3g-9a) and 75 penalty minutes in 35 games with the San Francisco Bulls while also seeing action in 19 American Hockey League games with the Worcester Sharks, where he had one assist and 31 penalty minutes.

In 2011-12, Tam completed five seasons of major juniors play with the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts under head coach Patrick Roy, currently head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. Tam led Quebec with 106 penalty minutes and topped Remparts defensemen with 15 goals. Tam appeared in the playoffs each of his five seasons in the QMJHL, registering a total of 33 points (11g-22a) in 66 post-season games. Tam made his pro debut in 2012-13 appearing in 37 ECHL games with San Francisco while also logging 19 AHL games with Worcester.