Fuel add experience to blue line with Quick

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel, ECHL affiliate of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, signed former NHL defenseman Kevin Quick to an ECHL contract for the 2015-16 season.

A third-round pick (78th overall) of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Quick scored 27 points (4g-23a) in 60 appearances for the EIHL’s Dundee Stars last season.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Quick appeared in six games for Tampa Bay during the 2008-09 season, registering one assist. In 176 career AHL games with the Norfolk Admirals and Rockford IceHogs from 2007-13, Quick tallied 34 points (1g-33a). In one season of NCAA play for the University of Michigan in 2007-08, Quick helped the Wolverines claim the CCHA regular-season and tournament championships and to a berth in the Frozen Four.

In 126 career ECHL games with the Augusta Lynx, Elmira Jackals, Florida Everblades and South Carolina Stingrays from 2009-14, Quick contributed 37 points (5g-32a). Quick served as South Carolina’s captain during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons and helped Florida claim the 2012 Kelly Cup title.