Fuel add Fournier, release 3 prior to opener

The Indy Fuel made a number of roster moves prior to Friday’s opening game.

The Fuel received defenseman Dillon Fournier from the Rockford IceHogs. Fournier becomes the fifth player from the IceHogs/Blackhawks organization to be assigned to the Fuel, including the third defenseman. He will be in his third season with the Fuel. The 22-year-old defenseman was the Blackhawks’ second-round pick in 2012 and has played two pro seasons. He has two goals and six assists in 41 ECHL games with the Fuel, as well as three assists in 23 AHL games. His season was cut short after nine games last year due to injury.

The Fuel waived forward Michael Colantone, as well as releasing two tryout players – Max Cook and Griffin Foulk. Colantone turned pro mid-season last year after starting at UMass-Lowell, and had 17 points in 40 games with the Fuel. Foulk was a tryout defenseman who joined the Fuel after finishing his junior career in the USHL at Fargo.

The Fuel have 12 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders on the roster. The team can carry 21 active players, plus two on reserve, when the season begins at 7:35 p.m. Friday against Cincinnati.

Updated roster

Forwards (12)

  • (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)
  • 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)
  • Patrick D’Amico (6-0, 211, Winnipeg, Man.). Age: 21. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Colorado Eagles/Atlanta Gladiators (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)
  • Brady Ramsay (5-11, 190, Lethbridge, Alb.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Tulsa Oilers (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)
  • Marek Tvrdon (6-2, 217, Bratislava, Slovakia). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Toledo Walleye (ECHL)/Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)/Bratislava Slovan (KHL)
  • Alex Wideman (5-7, 150, St. Louis, Mo.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Evansville IceMen (ECHL)/Binghamton Senators (AHL)

Defensemen (8)

  • (RFD, V) Jonathan Carlsson (6-1, 198, Uppsala, Sweden). Age: 28. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Evansville IceMen (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • Randy Cure (6-3, 205, Bloomington, Minn.). Age: 26: Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Fort Wayne Komets/Tulsa Oilers (ECHL)
  • (CHI) Dillon Fournier (6-2, 187, Montreal, Que.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Rockford IceHogs (AHL)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (RFD) Nick Mattson (6-1, 179, Chanhassen, Minn.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • (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)
  • (V) Drew Schiestel (6-2, 193, Hamilton, Ont.). Age: 27. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Rungstad (Denmark)
  • Matt Stanisz (6-1, 205, Burlington, Ont.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)

Goaltenders (2)

  • (RFD, R) Jake Hildebrand (5-11, 182, Butler, Pa.). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2015-16 team: Michigan State (NCAA)/Allen Americans (ECHL)
  • (RFD) Eric Levine (6-3, 185, Wheeling, Ill.). Age: 27. Catches: L. 2015-16 team: Utah/Colorado (ECHL), Pensacola/Louisiana (SPHL)

V-Veteran (>260 professional games played)
R-Rookie (<25 professional games played)
RFD-Under contract to AHL Rockford IceHogs
CHI-Under contract to NHL Chicago Blackhawks