Fuel add two blueliners

The Indy Fuel announced Tuesday the signings of defensemen Kyle Shapiro and Nathan Bruyere.

Shapiro played the 2015-16 season for the SPHL’s Columbus Cottonmouths, tallying eight goals, 18 assists and 42 penalty minutes in 54 games. He also played 11 ECHL games with the Evansville IceMen in 2014-15, where he had four assists in 11 games. He played four years at Nichols College at the NCAA Div. III level. He stands 6-0, 205, and is a 26-year-old right-shot defenseman.

Bruyere played the last two seasons at Lakehead University in Canada, where he tallied nine goals and 12 assists in 41 games. He brings size, at 6-4, 240, to the Fuel blue line. He also was a consistent scorer in the Junior A Metropolitan Junior Hockey League.

The signings bring the Fuel roster to 10 forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders prior to October’s training camp.

2016-17 Fuel roster

Forwards (10)

  • (R) Anthony Beauregard (5-11, 163, St. Hyancithe, Quebec). Age: 20. Shoots: R. 2015-16: Val d’Or (QMJHL)
  • Martin Bellus (6-3, 209, Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Piestany SHK 37 (Slovakia)
  • Michael Colantone (5-11, 205, Brooklyn, N.Y.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: UMass-Lowell (NCAA)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Raphael Corriveau (6-4, 203, Levis, Quebec). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Morzine-Avoriaz (France)
  • Tyler Currier (6-2, 206, Anchorage, Ak.). Age: 28. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
  • (R) Justin Hussar (6-2, 190, Lancaster, N.Y.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Merrimack (NCAA)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Kevin Lynch (6-1, 205, Grosse Pointe, Mich.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
  • Matt Rupert (5-9, 188, Grand Bend, Ont.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL)
  • Cody Sharib (6-2, 209, Needham, Mass). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Alex Wideman (5-7, 150, St. Louis, Mo.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Evansville IceMen (ECHL)/Binghamton Senators (AHL)

Defensemen (4)

  • (R) Nathan Bruyere (6-4, 240, Eagle Lake, Ontario). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Lakehead University (CIS)
  • (V) Zach Miskovic (6-1, 197, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 31. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
  • Kyle Shapiro (6-2, 200, Ambler, Pa.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Columbus Cottonmouths (SPHL)
  • Matt Stanisz (6-1, 205, Burlington, Ont.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)

Goaltenders (2)

  • Keegan Asmundson (6-5, 222, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.). Age: 25. Catches: L. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Terry Shafer (6-2, 190, Penfield, NY). Age: 25. Catches: L. 2015-16 team: Robert Morris (NCAA)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)

2015-16 end-of-season roster players who have signed elsewhere/been traded

  • Anders Franzon (Sheffield, Britain); Patrick Koudys (Rouen, France); Matt White (Sheffield, Britain); Rhett Bly (Grenoble, France); Peter Schneider (Florida Everblades); Kevin Clare (Florida Everblades), Colin Murray (Elmira Jackals), Alex Lavoie (BIK Karlskoga, Sweden), Darian Dziurzynski (Manchester, Britain)

2015-16 end-of-season roster players whose plans have yet to be announced (players with qualifying offers are denoted)

  • Rob De Fulviis, Mikhail Stefanovich (QO), Trevor Campbell, Ben Marshall (QO),  Nick Petrecki (QO)