Fuel add Gotovets, Jessey

The Indy Fuel’s blueline has received a boost in the last two days.

On Wednesday, defenseman Kirill Gotovets returned to the Fuel after a long stint with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs. And on Thursday, the Fuel announced the signing of defenseman Doug Jessey to an amateur tryout agreement.

Jessey becomes the third player to join the Fuel after the conclusion of his college season – joining Chris DeSousa (University of Prince Edward Island) and Peter Schneider (Notre Dame). He recently finished a four-year career at Canisius College, where he was the Golden Griffins’ captain this season. He had two goals and nine assists this season, as well as 18 penalty minutes, in 36 games. Jessey was +5. He had 12 goals and 34 assists in 152 games for the Golden Griffins over his four-year college career.

A native of Langdon, Alberta, Jessey brings some size to the Fuel blueline, at 6-foot-2, 212 pounds. He is a 23-year-old right-hand shot.

Gotovets returns to the Fuel after a nine-game stint in Rockford, where he had a goal and an assist and was +1. He has skated in 38 games for the Fuel, primarily at defense but also taking shifts at right wing earlier in the season, and has six goals and five assists.

Earlier in the week, the Fuel released forward Garrett Klotz. On Thursday, they announced the release of defenseman Quinn Sproule, who was acquired in a trade deadline deal with the Alaska Aces and played in one game for the Fuel. Also on Thursday, defenseman Dan Ford was placed on reserve.

Both could make their debuts in the lineup on Friday, when the Fuel host the Reading Royals. They also are at home Saturday against the South Carolina Stingrays. Both games face off at 7:35 p.m. at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

Buffalo News story on Jessey’s signing
Jessey’s Canisius bio

Current unofficial roster
Forwards (11)

7 Peter Schneider (5-11, 185, Vienna, Austria). Age: 23. Shoots: R. Last team: Notre Dame (NCAA) (Fuel)
9 Rhett Bly (5-10, 185, Regina, Sask.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. Last team: Merrimack (NCAA) (Fuel)
11 Kyle Stroh (6-1, 185, Vibank, Sask.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. Last team: Rapid City Rush (ECHL) (Fuel)
12 Evan Vossen (6-0, 196, Swift Current, Sask.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. Last team: Missouri Mavericks (ECHL) (Fuel)
*14 (C) Mike Duco (5-10, 200, Toronto, Ont.). Age: 27. Shoots: R. Last team: Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) (Fuel)
16 Pete Massar (5-9, 180, Williston, Vt.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. Last team: Missouri Mavericks (CHL) (Fuel)
18 Jamie Wise (6-0, 205, Stouffville, Ont.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. Last team: Rockford IceHogs (AHL) (Rockford)
*19 Nicklas Lindberg (5-11, 190, Stockholm, Sweden). Age: 34. Shoots: L. Last team: St. Charles Chill (CHL) (Fuel)
20 Matt White (6-2, 198, McMurray, Pa.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. Last team: Vermont (NCAA) (Fuel)
28 Chris DeSousa (5-9, 190, Mississauga, Ont.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. Last team: Univ. of Prince Edward Island (CIS) (Fuel)
*41 (A) Garett Bembridge (6-0, 180, Saskatoon, Sask.). Age: 33. Shoots: R. Last team: Missouri Mavericks (ECHL) (Fuel)

Defensemen (7)
2 Anders Franzon (6-3, 196, Plattsburgh, NY). Age: 26. Shoots: R. Last team: Missouri Mavericks (CHL) (Fuel)
4 Nick Bruneteau (5-10, 182, Omaha, Neb.). Age: 22. Shoots: R. Last team: Reading Royals (ECHL) (Fuel)
5 Nick Jones (6-2, 200, Cranberry, Pa.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. Last team: Worcester Sharks (AHL) (Worcester)
15 Saverio Posa (5-10, 176, Grand Blanc, Mich.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. Last team: University of Windsor (CIS) (Fuel)
24 Kirill Gotovets (5-11, 194, Minsk, Belarus). Age: 23. Shoots: L. Last team: Rockford IceHogs (AHL) (Rockford)
25 Justin Holl (6-3, 195, Tonka Bay, Minn.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. Last team: Minnesota (NCAA) (Rockford)
27 Doug Jessey (6-2, 212, Langdon, Alb.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. Last team: Canisius (NCAA) (Fuel)

Goaltenders (2)
35 Mac Carruth (6-2, 160, Jackson, Wyo.). Age: 22. Catches: L. Last team: Rockford IceHogs (AHL) (Blackhawks)
50 Shane Owen (6-2, 195, Markham, Ont.). Age: 24. Catches: L. Last team: Stockton Thunder (ECHL) (Fuel)

Reserve (2)
10 Dan Ford (6-1, 195, Skaneateles, NY). Age: 24. Shoots: L. Last team: Reading Royals (ECHL) (Fuel)
21 Johnny McGuire (6-1, 205, Peterborough, Ont.). Age: 21. Shoots: R. Last team: Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) (Fuel)

21-day IR (1)
57 Jonathan Parker (5-10, 195, Solana Beach, Calif.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. Last team: Colorado Eagles (ECHL) (Fuel)

In AHL: Dillon Fournier (Rockford)