Veteran Pszenyczny, rookie Sharib sign with Fuel

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel, ECHL affiliate of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, announced the team has signed veteran defenseman David Pszenyczny and rookie forward Cody Sharib for the 2015-16 season.

In 67 ECHL appearances for the Tulsa Oilers last season, Pszenyczny registered 30 points (10g-20a) and 82 penalty minutes. A native of Sterling Heights, Mich., Pszenyczny served as an assistant captain for Hillman’s Missouri Mavericks in the Central Hockey League from 2011-14, and posted career totals of 139 points (49g-90a), 744 penalty minutes and a +48 rating in 347 CHL games played spanning six seasons with Missouri and the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, helping Bossier-Shreveport capture the 2010-11 Ray Miron President’s Cup as CHL Playoff champions.

In parts of three ECHL seasons from 2006-15, Pszenyczny collected 71 points (21g-50a) and 308 penalty minutes in 171 appearances for the Phoenix RoadRunners, Alaska Aces, Reading Royals and Tulsa. Pszenyczny also skated in four AHL games for the Toronto Marlies during the 2006-07 season, two United Hockey League games for the Muskegon Fury in 2004-05 and logged 133 points (51g-82a), 555 penalty minutes and a +29 rating in 261 OHL games played for the Sarnia Sting, Mississauga IceDogs and Barrie Colts during parts of five major junior seasons from 2001-06.

Sharib tallied eight points (7g-1a) and 18 penalty minutes in 30 NCAA appearances for the University of Connecticut in 2014-15. A native of Needham, Mass., Sharib joins the Fuel following a four-year career with the Huskies that featured 48 points (25g-23a) and 59 penalty minutes in 132 games. Prior to his collegiate career, Sharib helped the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs claim back-to-back EJHL championships in 2009-10 and 2010-11.