INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, announced that they have signed rookie forward Demico Hannoun to a contract for the 2018-19 season.
Hannoun looks to make his professional debut with the Fuel after spending the last two seasons at Northern Michigan University. The 22-year-old skated in 29 games as a sophomore in 2017-18, picking up six points (2g-4a) and 32 penalty minutes. In 44 career NCAA contests with the Wildcats, Hannoun recorded 14 points *3g-11a), along with 40 penalty minutes and a +6 rating.
Prior to his time at college, Hannoun played five seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League, tallying 177 points (78g-99a) in 228 games spent with the Penticton Vees, Vernon Vipers and Surrey Eagles. The native of North Delta, British Columbia was part of a pair of championship teams over the course of his BCHL career, helping Surrey to the title in 2013 before leading Penticton in postseason scoring en route to winning the 2015 championship.