Wintoneak signed, Mattson called up

The Indy Fuel made three roster moves Thursday, adding a new player and seeing their fourth player called up to Rockford this season.

Defenseman Nick Mattson earned a callup to Rockford, and the Fuel signed forward Walker Wintoneak. Also, forward Cody Sharib was placed on reserve.

Mattson is on his second tour of duty in Indy, having played all five games for the Fuel this season. He was scoreless and had a +2 rating. He previously played two junior seasons with the Indiana Ice from 2009-11 before embarking on a four-year career at North Dakota.

He joins Sam Jardine and Chris DeSousa as players having started the season with the Fuel who are now in Rockford. Goaltender Mac Carruth has also been called up to the AHL, but has since returned to the Fuel. Mattson will be making his AHL debut this weekend.

Wintoneak was signed over the summer and participated in the Fuel’s training camp, but spent the start of the season with the SPHL’s Peoria Rivermen. He had a goal and an assist in two games for Peoria last weekend. The 26-year-old came to the Fuel after four years at the University of Calgary. He also played for coach Scott Hillman with the CHL’s Missouri Mavericks in 2010-11. At 6-3, 208, he brings size to the Fuel’s right wing.

The Fuel are 2-2-1 heading into Friday’s home game against Fort Wayne. The puck drops at 7:35 p.m.

Updated roster

Forwards (10)

  • (V) Garett Bembridge (6-0, 180, Saskatoon, Sask.). Age: 34. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (V) Josh Brittain (6-5, 220, Milton, Ont.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Ontario Reign (ECHL).
  • Rhett Bly (5-10, 185, Regina, Sask.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (RFD/R) Daniel Ciampini (5-11, 185, Concord, Ont.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Union College (NCAA)/Worcester Sharks (AHL)
  • Dylan Clarke (6-2, 174, Belleville, Ont.). Age: 29. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Rapid City Rush (ECHL)
  • Alex Lavoie (5-10, 170, Anjou, Que.). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
  • (R) Peter Schneider (5-11, 191, Vienna, Austria). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Notre Dame (NCAA)/Indy Fuel (ECHL).
  • Kyle Stroh (6-1, 185, Vibank, Sask.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL).
  • Matt White (6-2, 196, McMurray, Pa.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Walker Wintoneak (6-3, 208, Flin Flon, Man.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: University of Calgary (CIS)

Defensemen (6)

  • Anders Franzon (6-3, 196, Plattsburgh, NY). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (CHI) Dillon Fournier (6-2, 187, Montreal, Quebec). Age: 21. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • (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) Zach Miskovic (6-0, 183, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 30. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • (V) Kevin Quick (6-0, 181, Buffalo, NY). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Dundee Stars (EIHL).

Goaltenders (2)

  • (RFD) Mac Carruth (6-3, 182, Jackson, Wyo.). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • Shane Owen (6-2, 195, Markham, Ont.). Age: 25. Catches: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL).

Reserve (2)

  • F-(R) Reed Seckel (5-10, 182, Melvin, Mich.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Northern Michigan (NCAA)/Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
  • F-(R) Cody Sharib (6-2, 220, Needham, Mass.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Connecticut (NCAA)

Injured reserve (1)

  • D-(V) David Pszenyczny (6-0, 190, Sterling Heights, Mich.). Age: 30. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Tulsa Oilers (ECHL)

R-Rookie (25 or fewer pro games prior to 2015-16)
V-Veteran (260 or more pro games prior to 2015-16)
RFD-Assigned to Fuel by AHL Rockford IceHogs
CHI-Assigned to Fuel by NHL Chicago Blackhawks