Owen returns to Indy, Fuel sign Wallin


INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel, ECHL affiliate of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, signed returning goaltender Shane Owen and rookie forward Terrence Wallin for the 2015-16 season.

Entering his sixth professional season, Owen appeared in 17 games last year for the Fuel following a midseason trade from the Stockton Thunder, posting a 9-6-2 record with one shutout, a 2.27 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. In 96 career ECHL games played for the Florida Everblades, South Carolina Stingrays, Utah Grizzlies, Alaska Aces, Stockton and the Fuel, the Shanty Bay, Ontario native is a combined 36-39-12 with three shutouts, a 3.57 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. The 25-year-old also has one AHL appearance to his credit and played in 52 games during his lone Central Hockey League campaign with the Hillman-coached Missouri Mavericks in 2013-14, posting a 35-15-1 record with a 2.58 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. Prior to his professional career, Owen spent parts of five junior seasons with the OHL’s Erie Otters and the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats from 2007-11.

A native of Yardley, Pa., Wallin joins the Fuel following a four-year collegiate career at UMass-Lowell where he had 10 points (4g-6a) in 32 games during his senior season in 2014-15. In 138 career appearances, Wallin contributed 50 points (16g-34a) along with 51 penalty minutes and a +26 rating. During his time with UMass-Lowell, Wallin helped the River Hawks claim the 2013 Hockey East regular-season championship, the 2013 and 2014 Hockey East Tournament titles, NCAA Tournament berths in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and an appearance in the 2013 Frozen Four.