Sol back for third season with Komets

Fort Wayne, Ind.- The Fort Wayne Komets announced that Cody Sol has agreed to terms for his third straight year guarding the Fort Wayne blue line.

Sol, 25, made his Fort Wayne debut in 2014-15 appearing in all 72 regular-season games and leading the Komets with 154 penalty minutes. Last year the Woodstock, Ontario native again led with 259 penalty minutes while posting career highs of 19 assists and 21 points in 65 games before helping the Komets advance to the third round of the playoffs scoring six points (2g-4a) in 16 postseason games. His Fort Wayne career regular season totals are 39 points (9g-30a) and 413 penalty minutes in 137 games.

Sol started a five-year juniors career in 2007-08, skating three seasons with Saginaw and adding two with Kitchener. During his juniors career, Sol was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and made his pro debut in the AHL playing one game with Chicago during 2009-10. He completed his juniors career in 2011-12, leading Kitchener defensemen with 15 goals and 178 penalty minutes.

Sol joined St. John’s in the AHL for 2012-13, and appeared in 26 games while also adding 25 ECHL games during the year with Colorado. In 2013-14 Sol skated one AHL game with St. John’s and appeared in 65 ECHL games with Ontario scoring 16 points (6g-10a).

Sol will be starting his fifth pro year when the puck drops on 2016-17. He has totaled 63 points (20g-43a) and 643 penalty minutes in 227 career ECHL games.