Bonar, Nylen join Komets

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Fort Wayne Komets announced that goaltender Sean Bonar and defenseman Mitch Nylen have agreed to terms and will join the Komets when training camp begins Oct. 2.

 

The Komets are the ECHL affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League and the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League.

 

Bonar, 26, appeared in three games with the Komets during the 2015-16 season posting a 2-1-0 record, a 2.69 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. During that season, Bonar also made ECHL appearances with Brampton and Wichita. 

 

The Delta, British Columbia native enters his fourth pro season after spending all of 2016-17 with Fayetteville in the Southern Professional Hockey League. Bonar registered a 32-15-2 record, ranked second in the league with a 2.07 goals-against average while leading SPHL goaltenders with a .927 save percentage in 49 games.  Bonar was also named to the SPHL First All-Star Team, received the league’s Goaltender of the Year award and named the SPHL Most Valuable Player.

 

Nylen, 22, was acquired by the Komets in a trade with the South Carolina Stingrays for future considerations. Last season he completed a four-year collegiate career with Sacred Heart University where he was named to the league’s All-Rookie Team in 2013-14. Nylen also made his pro debut last year with South Carolina skating in two regular-season games and two playoff games with the Stingrays.