Fuel sign Derek Roehl

The Indy Fuel have bolstered their forward corps by signing center Derek Roehl.

He is a 27-year-old left-shot forward from Michigan, who brings both skill and toughness to the Fuel – he has been both a 20-goal and 100-PIM player in his two full seasons as a professional. He stands 5-11, 185.

Roehl started the year in Italy, where he had a goal in three games. He has played three professional seasons in Europe. In 104 games in Britain from 2013-15, he had 41 goals, 42 assists and 245 penalty minutes.

Roehl played four years at Western Michigan from 2008-12, tallying 20 goals and 31 assists in 133 career games. He played part of his WMU tenure for former Indiana Ice & current Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill. Roehl also played three seasons of junior in the USHL, scoring 28 goals in his final junior season for the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets.

Roehl joined the team Thursday. He was placed on the reserve list after signing, but will be available to the Fuel this weekend as they visit Evansville for Friday and Saturday games, then return home Sunday to meet Toledo.

The Fuel now have 12 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders on the active & reserve rosters, as well as one more defenseman on the 21-day IR.

Current Fuel roster

Forwards (11)

  • (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)
  • (R) Tim Hall (5-8, 175, Sewickley, Pa.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Herlev Eagles (Denmark)
  • 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).
  • (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).
  • Matt White (6-2, 196, McMurray, Pa.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)

Defensemen (6)

  • Anders Franzon (6-3, 196, Plattsburgh, NY). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R/RFD) Sam Jardine (6-1, 205, Lacombe, Alb.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Ohio State (NCAA)
  • (R) Ben Marshall (5-9, 179, Mahtomedi, Minn). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Minnesota (NCAA)
  • (RFD/R) Nick Mattson (6-1, 184, Chanhassen, Minn.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: North Dakota (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)

  • (R) Patrick Koudys (6-3, 210, Smithville, Ont.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Penn State (NCAA)
  • Derek Roehl (5-11, 185, Clinton Township, Mich.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Braehead Clan (Britain). 2015-16 team: Valpellice (Italy)

IR (1)

  • (CHI) Dillon Fournier (6-2, 187, Montreal, Quebec). Age: 21. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)