Fuel re-sign Massar, add Marshall

The Indy Fuel announced Monday they re-signed right wing Pete Massar and also inked rookie defenseman Ben Marshall.

Massar becomes the 12th forward to sign with the Fuel, and the 10th player from the 2014-15 team to re-sign for the 2015-16 season. Marshall becomes the fourth defenseman, and the seventh rookie, to sign with the team.

Massar was the Fuel’s first signing in the summer of 2014, and tallied 10 goals and 20 assists in 54 games for the Fuel, primarily playing right wing. It was the first full pro season for the winger, who had played collegiately at the University of Vermont.

Massar showed an ability to get the puck to the net, especially in open-ice situations, and could play several roles on the wing for the Fuel as a rookie. He is a 26-year-old native of Williston, Vermont.

Marshall is a left-shot defenseman who was listed at 5-9, 179 pounds by Minnesota. He was drafted in 2010 by the Detroit Red Wings in the seventh round, but became a free agent after finishing his college career in March. Marshall had two goals and nine assists in 30 games for the Gophers this past season, and had 17 goals and 44 assists in 159 career games at the U. He was also an alternate captain for the Gophers. Marshall also had 32 points for USHL Omaha in 2010-11. A native of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, he will be 23 when the season begins.

Marshall’s Minnesota bio
Marshall’s HockeyDB page
Massar’s ECHL bio
Massar’s HockeyDB page

2015-16 Indy Fuel preseason roster as of Aug. 17

Forwards (12)

  • (V) Garett Bembridge (6-0, 180, Saskatoon, Sask.). Age: 34. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Rhett Bly (5-10, 185, Regina, Sask.). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (V) Josh Brittain (6-5, 220, Milton, Ont.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Ontario Reign (ECHL)
  • Pete Massar (5-9, 180, Willston, Vt.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Johnny McGuire (6-1, 205, Peterborough, Ont.). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Peter Schneider (5-11, 191, Vienna, Austria). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Notre Dame (NCAA)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Reed Seckel (5-10, 182, Melvin, Mich.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Northern Michigan (NCAA)/Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
  • Kyle Stroh (6-1, 185, Vibank, Sask.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Casey Thrush (6-1, 185, Easton, Md.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: New Hampshire (NCAA)
  • (R) Terrence Wallin (6-0, 204, Yardley, Pa.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: UMass-Lowell (NCAA)
  • Matt White (6-2, 196, McMurray, Pa.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Walker Wintoneak (6-3, 210, Thunder Bay, Ont.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Univ. of Calgary (CIS)

Defensemen (4)

  • Anders Franzon (6-3, 196, Plattsburgh, NY). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Ben Marshall (5-9, 179, Mahtomedi, Minn). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA)
  • (V) Kevin Quick (6-0, 181, Buffalo, NY). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Dundee Stars (EIHL)
  • (R) Andy Simpson (5-11, 190, Chesterfield, Mo.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Dartmouth Big Green (NCAA)

Goaltenders (1)

  • Shane Owen (6-2, 195, Markham, Ont.). Age: 25. Catches: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)

R-Rookie, V-Veteran

Players from 2014-15 team who have been issued ECHL qualifying offers and have not signed elsewhere
Nicklas Lindberg (C)

Players from the 2014-15 end-of-season roster who have not signed elsewhere/received a QO
Evan Vossen (F)

Players from 2014-15 end-of-season roster who have signed elsewhere
Mac Carruth (G) — Rockford IceHogs (AHL) (had been under contract to Chicago-NHL)
Chris DeSousa (LW) – Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Kirill Gotovets (D) – Rockford IceHogs (AHL) (had been under contract to Rockford)
Justin Holl (D) — Toronto Marlies (AHL) (had been under contract to Rockford)
Mike Duco (LW) – Britain (Sheffield Steelers)
Doug Jessey (D) – France (Brest Albatros)
Nick Bruneteau (D) — Norway (Stavanger Oilers)
Saverio Posa (D) – Italy (Cortina, reported)