College teammates reunite with Komets

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Fort Wayne Komets announced that Ferris State graduates Jason Binkley and Matt Robertson have agreed to terms for the 2016-17 season.

Binkley, 24, skated 43 games with Utah last season and added two games at the end of the season with Cincinnati. The defenseman started a four-year collegiate career at Ferris State in 2011-12 and was on board for the CCHA regular-season championship. The Powell, Ohio native completed his four-year stint with the Bulldogs in 2014-15 and was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team. Binkley also made his pro debut that year appearing in seven ECHL games with South Carolina. Binkley enters this season with pro totals of nine points (2g-7a) in 52 ECHL games.

Robertson, 24, completed his four-year term with Ferris State last season winning the WCHA championship. The WCHA Scholar Athlete also earned a spot on the All-Academic Team for the second straight year. Robertson finished a two-year juniors stint with Smiths Falls in the Central Canada Hockey League in 2011-12, leading the league with 47 goals. The forward was named to the CCHL First All-Star Team while winning the CCHL Sportsmanship Award. The Rohnert Park, Calif. native made his college debut with Ferris State in 2012-13. In 2013-14, Robertson ranked third on the Bulldogs with 12 goals and tied for most points (19) in the sophomore class. In 2014-15, the skater led Ferris State with 17 assists, 23 points and +7 in 34 games and was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team.