Tyson Fawcett, Blake Thompson agree to terms with Komets

Fort Wayne, Ind. - The Fort Wayne Komets announced that forward Tyson Fawcett and defenseman Blake Thompson have agreed to terms for the 2017-18 season.

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

Fawcett, 24, will be entering his fourth pro season since he made his pro debut in 2014-15 with the Brampton Beast scoring 24 points in 59 games and placing second on the team among rookies. The center skated the entire 2015-16 campaign with Evansville scoring career highs of 22 goals and 42 points in 72 ECHL games. In addition, Fawcett was named to the 2015 ECHL All-Star Team.

Last year the Barrie, Ontario native skated two AHL games with Rochester while splitting the season between Elmira and Tulsa, totaling 19 points (5g-14a) in 49 games.

Thompson, 24, finished a four-year collegiate career with St. Norbert last year where he led Green Knights defensemen his last two seasons in assists and was on board for the 2014 NCAA III championship. The Listowel, Ontario native also made his pro debut last season appearing in two games with the Orlando Solar Bears.