2014: The Indy Fuel sign their first player, forward Pete Massar, a rookie from the University of Vermont.
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Ed Reigle: Defenseman for the Capitals from 1944-46, joining the team after a tour of duty in the Canadian Army during World War II. He had a goal and eight assists in 35 games with the Caps, as well as a goal and three assists in five playoff games in 1945. He played most of those two seasons for the Red Wings’ “AA” affiliate in Omaha. He played the bulk of his minor pro career in Cleveland from 1949-55. He played 17 NHL games with the Boston Bruins in 1950-51. A native of Winnipeg, he was born in 1924. He passed away in 2003 at age 79.
Jake Hildebrand: Fuel netminder in the 2016-17 season. He joined the team on an AHL contract with Rockford, and posted an 18-21-3 record and four shutouts in 47 games, with a 3.75 GAA. He came to the Fuel after a four-year career at Michigan State and a brief stint with the Allen Americans, with whom he won a Kelly Cup. A native of Butler, Pa., he is 24.