Shawn Szydlowski (RW)
Fort Wayne Komets
||St. Clair Shores, MI
Profile: 2010-11-- Completed four years of OHL play with the Erie Otters and made his pro debut appearing in two AHL games with Portland. Signed a three-year, entry level NHL contract with the Buffalo Sabres as an undrafted free agent 4/8/2011.
2011-12-- Skated 53 AHL games in his rookie season with Rochester and made his ECHL debut playing six games with Gwinnett.
2012-13-- Played the majority of the season in the CHL with the Fort Worth Brahmas (45 gp) and also skated seven games with Rochester.
2013-14-- Assigned to Fort Wayne by Rochester 10/23/13. Named Komets' 2013-14 Most Improved Player. Led Komets in playoffs with six goals, five assists (tied) and 11 points.
2014-15-- Participated in the Lake Erie AHL training camp. Released and added to the Fort Wayne roster 10/8/14. Scored his first pro hat trick, tied Fort Wayne record of five goals in a game by a player and tied the ECHL record of three short-handed goals in a game 3/21/15 vs Missouri, 6-4 win. Named to 2014-15 All-ECHL First Team. Led Komets with 38 goals and 74 points during regular season. Named Komets Most Valuable Player for 2014-15.
2015-16-- Placed on 21-day IR 11/11/15. Activated from I.R. 12/4/15. Scored his first hat trick of the season, second as a Komet, 12/19/15 vs Brampton (natural hat trick, three goals in 5:02). Dished his 100th career assist 1/22/16 at Cincinnati. Set a new season high for assists with his 37th 3/6/16 at Colorado. Logged his first career five-assist game 3/12/16 at Alaska and his fifth assist of the game marked his 200th pro point. Skated his 300th pro game 3/26/16 vs Evansville. Named the ECHL Player of the Month for March 2016. Named to the 2015-16 All-ECHL Second Team. Fort Wayne's scoring leader for second straight season with 25 goals and 75 assists and dished a career season high 50 assists. Named Fort Wayne's Stonewall Defensive Forward of the season and MVP for 2015-16.