Fuel sign ex-Ice forward Hervey to ATO

Forward Austin Hervey has been signed to an amateur tryout offer by the Indy Fuel.

Hervey recently completed his NCAA career at Adrian College in Michigan, where he played for four seasons. He had 14 points in 28 games for Adrian this season, and tallied 27 goals and 25 assists in his four-year career. There, he played his final three seasons for Adam Krug, a former Indiana Ice assistant coach.

Hervey had six goals and eight assists in 52 games for the Indiana Ice in 2012-13. He becomes the fifth former Ice player to join the current Fuel roster, joining Woody Hudson, Nick Mattson, Alex Wideman and Adam Phillips. Hervey and Hudson were teammates with the Ice in 2012-13.

A native of Brighton, Mich., Hervey will join the Fuel beginning with Friday’s game in Toledo. Indy returns home Saturday evening to face Fort Wayne at 7:35 p.m., then hosts Cincinnati at 3:05 p.m. Sunday and Quad City at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.

The Fuel also placed forward Kenton Helgesen on reserve Thursday. Earlier in the week, the team released forward Shawn Hulshof and defenseman Jack Burton. The latter had signed with the team to play over his spring break at Colby College, but is returning to school to finish the semester.

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) Austin Hervey (6-1, 209, Brighton, Mich.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Adrian (NCAA-III)
  • (R) Woody Hudson (6-3, 220, Greece, N.Y.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: St. Lawrence (NCAA)
  • (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)
  • (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)
  • (R) Chris Williams (6-2, 220, Pottstown, Pa.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)/Norfolk Admirals (ECHL)

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 (2)

  • (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)

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

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