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Szydlowski heads back to Komets

Thursday, September 28th
Action photo of Shawn Szydlowski of the Fort Wayne Komets

Fort Wayne, Ind. - The Fort Wayne Komets announced that forward Shawn Szydlowski has agreed to terms for the 2023-24 season, returning for his 10th campaign with the team.

Szydlowski started his pro career playing two games with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League in 2011. After stints in the ECHL with Gwinnett, and 45 games with the Central Hockey League’s Fort Worth Brahmas, he was assigned to Fort Wayne by Rochester of the AHL on Oct. 23, 2013. 

The 33-year-old skated 476 regular-season games with the Komets from 2013-22. Szydlowski ranks 14th in all-time points scored (487), 12th in goals (179) and 11th in all-time assists (308). Including playoffs, the St. Clair Shores, Michigan native has played 559 games as a Komet, scoring 565 points (208g-359a), ranking him 10th all-time. During the 2017-18 season, Szydlowski was the league’s leading scorer with a career-high of 79 points (31g-48a) and was named the ECHL Most Valuable Player. He hoisted the Kelly Cup as a member of the Komets in 2021. Sydlowski played last season in Orlando, netting 29 points (14g-15a) in 46 games.

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