Lavoie signs with Swedish team

Alex Lavoie, the Indy Fuel’s leading scorer in 2015-16, has signed to play professionally in Sweden for the upcoming season.

Lavoie has signed with BIK Karlskoga in Sweden.

Lavoie tallied 16 goals and 38 assists for a team-high 54 points in the 2015-16 season, often centering the team’s top scoring line. The center from Anjou, Quebec is entering his fourth professional season. He has played 205 professional games – all but seven in the CHL and ECHL. He has 52 goals and 125 career assists playing for Allen in the CHL, and Florida and Indy in the ECHL, and one goal in seven AHL games with the Oklahoma City Barons. He was part of CHL championships in 2013 as an amateur player signing at the end of the QMJHL season, and in 2014 after playing a full season with Allen.

The Fuel have 10 forwards, two defensemen and two goaltenders under contract for the upcoming season, which begins in October.

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 (2)

  • (V) Zach Miskovic 6-1, 197, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 31. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
  • 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)