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Fuel bring back Bakala

Thursday, September 17th
Fuel bring back Bakala

INDIANAPOLIS –The Indy Fuel, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, announced that they have re-signed goaltender Dan Bakala to a contract for the 2020-21 season.

Bakala returns to the Fuel after initially with the team on New Year’s Day. The 32-year-old appeared in 17 games for the Fuel earning a 2.43 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. Prior to signing with the Fuel, Bakala played five games for Mora IK in the Swedish Allsvenskan where he registered a 4.26 goals-against average and an .854 save percentage. 

A native of Calgary, Alberta, Bakala played 49 games for Villacher SV (Austrian EBEL) during the 2018-19 season, earning a 3.06 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage through 49 games. Bakala has experience in the top European leagues including the German DEL and Swedish SHL where he won the 2016-17 Champions Hockey League with the Frolunda Indians. 

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