Fuel sign Murray, waive Thrush

The Indy Fuel announced Wednesday the team has signed forward Colin Murray and waived forward Casey Thrush.

Also Wednesday, the team upgraded goaltender Terry Shafer to an ECHL standard player contract from his amateur tryout offer.

Murray has played 100 ECHL games over the last two seasons. This year, he has eight goals and seven assists in 42 games with the Kalamazoo Wings and Brampton Beast. Over his career, he has 18 goals and 15 assists. He has played 52 games with Evansville, 39 with Kalamazoo and nine with Brampton.

Murray played four years at Div. III Castleton State, where he had 30 goals and 40 40 assists in 85 career games. He is a 26-year-old left-shot forward from Oshawa, Ontario, who brings a lot of size at 6-4, 208.

A rookie from the University of New Hampshire, Thrush started the year with the Fuel – he was one of the first players who signed for 2015-16 – but was released in training camp. He returned to the team after playing with Allen and South Carolina and played three games.

Murray becomes the fourth player to join the Fuel in the last two weeks, joining Rob DeFulviis, Malcolm Gould and Shafer.

The Fuel begin a three-games-in-four-days roadtrip Thursday at Cincinnati.

 

Current roster

Forwards (11)

  • Rhett Bly (5-10, 185, Regina, Sask.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Dylan Clarke (6-2, 174, Belleville, Ont.). Age: 29. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Rapid City Rush (ECHL)
  • (R) Michael Colantone (5-11, 190, Brooklyn, NY). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: UMass-Lowell (NCAA)
  • (R) Rob DeFulviis (5-10, 190, Toronto, Ont.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Guelph (CIS)/Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
  • (R) Malcolm Gould (5-11, 175, North Vancouver, BC). Age: 23. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Michigan Tech (NCAA)
  • Alex Lavoie (5-10, 170, Anjou, Que.). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
  • Colin Murray (6-4, 208, Oshawa, Ont.). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Kalamazoo Wings/Brampton Beast (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)
  • Matt White (6-2, 196, McMurray, Pa.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (V) Brandon Wong (5-11, 190, Victoria, BC). Age: 29. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Tulsa Oilers (ECHL)

Defensemen (7)

  • (R) Trevor Campbell (5-10, 192, Kansas City, Mo.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA)/Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
  • Kevin Clare (6-1, 195, New Rochelle, NY). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
  • 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) 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) Nick Petrecki (6-3, 230, Schenectady, NY). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)/Elmira Jackals (ECHL)

Goaltenders (2)

  • (R) Keegan Asmundson (6-5, 234, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.). Age: 25. Catches: L. 2015-16 team: Evansville IceMen (ECHL)/Pensacola Ice Flyers (SPHL)
  • (R) Terry Shafer (6-2, 190, Penfield, N.Y.). Age: 25. Catches: L. 2015-16 team: Robert Morris (NCAA)

On 21-day IR (3)

  • (CHI) Dillon Fournier (6-2, 181, Dorval, Que.). Age: 21. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • (V) Josh Brittain (6-5, 226, Milton, Ont.), Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Kalamazoo Wings/Missouri Mavericks/Ontario Reign (ECHL)
  • Mike Seidel (5-10, 175, Darien, Ill.). Age: 27. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)

In AHL (4)

  • (CHI) Mac Carruth (6-3, 182, Jackson, Wyo.). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL) (with Rockford IceHogs
  • (R/RFD) Daniel Ciampini (5-11, 185, Concord, Ont.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Union (NCAA) (with Rockford IceHogs)
  • (R/RFD) Nick Mattson (6-1, 179, Chanhassen, Minn.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: North Dakota (NCAA) (with Rockford IceHogs)
  • (V) Zach Miskovic (6-0, 183, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 30. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Rockford IceHogs (AHL) (with Charlotte Checkers)

Suspended list

  • Adam Lapsansky (playing in Europe)
  • Derek Roehl (playing in Europe)

R-Rookie, V-Veteran, RFD-Under contract to AHL Rockford IceHogs. CHI-Under contract to NHL Chicago Blackhawks