FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Fort Wayne Komets announced Tuesday that their NHL affiliate, the Anaheim Ducks, have reassigned forward Matt Kennedy to Fort Wayne. In addition, the Komets announced that AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, have loaned defenseman Nick Schaus to Fort Wayne.
Kennedy, 23, was originally selected by Carolina in the fifth round (131st overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The right wing began his pro career skating eight games with Charlotte of the AHL during 2010-11 before his assignment with Syracuse where he posted 13 points (4g-9a) in 57 AHL gamesthat year. Kennedy scored a goal and added five assists in 42 games with Syracuse last season.
Schaus, 26, is entering his fourth pro season after starting his career in the AHL with Worcester in 2009. The Orchard Park, N.Y. native skated 45 games with Syracuse last season, tallying eight points (4g-4a). He added five points (1g-4a) in 10 ECHL games with Elmira.