Fuel ink 2 more players

The Indy Fuel have signed two more players for the 2015-16 season – veteran defenseman David Pszenyczny and rookie forward Cody Sharib.

The signings give the Fuel 14 forwards, six defensemen and a goaltender heading into training camp.

Pszenyczny will be the fourth veteran on the Fuel roster. He will be entering his 10th full professional season, after having played the 2014-15 year for the ECHL’s Tulsa Oilers.

He had 10 goals and 20 assists, as well as 82 PIM, in 67 games last year. Pszenyczny has played three full seasons in the ECHL – from 2006-08 and again in 2014-15 after the league absorbed the CHL – and six years in the CHL. He played for Fuel coach Scott Hillman with the Missouri Mavericks from 2011-14.

He has 21 goals and 50 assists in 171 ECHL games with Phoenix, Alaska and Reading from 2006-08, and Tulsa last season. He has also played 347 CHL games from 2008-14, all with Bossier-Shreveport and Missouri. He had 50 goals and 89 assists in the CHL, and has 71 goals and 139 assists total in 518 pro games. He has had three of his highest-scoring years in the last four seasons, with 36 points in 2011-12, 32 the following year, and 30 last season. Pszenyczny was voted one of the top greatest Mavericks players of the franchise’s early years by the fans. He also has played four AHL games and two UHL games at the start of his career. He was part of Muskegon’s Colonial Cup championship run as a signed amateur in-between junior seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. He also won the 2011 CHL title with Bossier-Shreveport.

Pszenyczny is a 30-year-old left-shot defenseman from Sterling Heights, Mich., who stands 6-0, 190. He will be the fourth veteran on the Fuel roster, joining defenseman Kevin Quick and forwards Garett Bembridge and Josh Brittain.

Sharib is a rookie forward who recently finished his four-year college career at the University of Connecticut. He had seven goals and an assist in 30 games last season, and tallied 25 goals and 23 assists over 132 career games. The 25-year-old Needham, Mass. native brings size at 6-2, 220. He also shoots from the left side.

Sharib is the ninth rookie to sign an ECHL deal with the Fuel for the 2015-16 season, and the eighth of those to come to the Fuel from the NCAA ranks.

Pszenyczny’s HockeyDB profile
Pszenyczny’s ECHL profile
Pszenyzcny’s Wikipedia page
Sharib’s HockeyDB profile
Sharib’s UConn profile

Training camp roster as of Sept. 8
Forwards (14)

  • (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)
  • Dylan Clarke (6-2, 174, Belleville, Ont.). Age: 29. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Rapid City Rush (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)
  • (R) Cody Sharib (6-2, 220, Needham, Mass.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Connecticut (NCAA)
  • 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 (6)

  • Anders Franzon (6-3, 196, Plattsburgh, NY). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Patrick Koudys (6-3, 210, Smithville, Ont.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Penn State (NCAA)
  • (R) Ben Marshall (5-9, 179, Mahtomedi, Minn). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Minnesota (NCAA)
  • (V) David Pszenyczny (6-0, 190, Sterling Heights, Mich.). Age: 30. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Tulsa Oilers (ECHL)
  • (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 (NCAA)

Goaltenders (1)

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

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