Fuel sign former Ice captain Hudson, add Burton

Woody Hudson, who served as the Indiana Ice’s captain in part of the 2012-13 season, was signed by the Indy Fuel on Saturday.

The Fuel also signed defenseman Jack Burton to an amateur tryout offer.

Hudson played the last four seasons at St. Lawrence University, where he tallied 16 goals and 19 assists. He brings leadership, physicality and strong three-zone play to the Fuel lineup. He had 27 goals and 19 assists in 121 USHL games from 2011-13 prior to college, the majority of which came with the Ice. He was traded to the Chicago Steel late in his second year with the team. He joins Alex Wideman, Nick Mattson and Adam Phillips as former Ice players on the current Fuel roster.

Burton played four seasons at Colby College, where he had 13 goals and 34 assists at the NCAA Div. III school.

Also on Saturday, the Fuel activated forward Paul Zanette and placed forward Shawn Hulshof on reserve. Hulshof made his debut on Friday and had an assist.

Indy hosts Kalamazoo at 7:35 p.m. Saturday evening.

Fuel roster

Forwards (12)

  • (R) Nick Bligh (6-0, 185, Milton, Mass.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Dartmouth (NCAA)
  • (CHI) Kenton Helgesen (6-3, 194, Grand Prairie, Alb.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
  • (R) Woody Hudson (6-3, 220, Greece, N.Y.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: St. Lawrence (NCAA)
  • (R) Shawn Hulshof (6-2, 195, Stouffville, Ont.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: SUNY-Oswego (NCAA-III)
  • (R, SJ) Jake Marchment (6-4, 220, Courtice, Ont.). Age: 21. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Erie Otters (OHL)
  • (V) Michael Neal (6-3, 220, Oshawa, Ont.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Wichita Thunder (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)
  • (V) Kenny Ryan (6-0, 209, Franklin, Mich.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: San Diego Gulls (AHL)/Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
  • Josh Shalla (6-1, 198, Whitby, Ont.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
  • Alex Wideman (5-7, 150, St. Louis, Mo.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Evansville IceMen (ECHL)/Binghamton Senators (AHL)
  • Paul Zanette (6-1, 190, Nobleton, Ont.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Edinburgh (EIHL)/Asiago (Italy)

Defensemen (7)

  • Travis Armstrong (6-5, 215, Smith Falls, Ont.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Louisiana IceGators (SPHL)/Brampton Beast (ECHL)
  • (R) Jack Burton (6-3, 214, Reisterstown, Md.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Colby College (NCAA-III)
  • (RFD) Nick Mattson (6-1, 179, Chanhassen, Minn.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • Brandon Martell (6-2, 210, Andover, Minn.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Wichita Thunder/Alaska Aces (ECHL)
  • (V) Zach Miskovic (6-1, 197, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 31. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
  • Adam Phillips (6-6, 194, Farmington Hills, Mich.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL)
  • (RFD) Robin Press (6-3, 207, Uppsala, Sweden). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Djurgardens (Sweden)
  • Troy Vance (6-5, 220, Goshen, N.Y.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Assat Pori (Finland)

Goaltenders (2)

  • (R, RFD) 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)

21-day IR (3)

  • (R, RFD) Bryn Chyzyk (6-0, 190, Varden, Man.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: North Dakota (NCAA)
  • Cody Sharib (6-2, 209, Needham, Mass). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL
  • (R) Chris Williams (6-2, 220, Pottstown, Pa.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)/Norfolk Admirals (ECHL)

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