Fuel add 2 players amidst roster moves

The Indy Fuel have added two players in a flurry of early-week roster moves.

On Tuesday, the Fuel signed forward J.T. Barnett, who has 134 games of ECHL experience. A day earlier, the Fuel acquired defenseman Nick Trecapelli in a trade with Adirondack in exchange for future considerations.

Goaltender Collin Delia, who backstopped both of the Fuel’s games in Wichita last weekend, has been recalled to Rockford, while defenseman Travis Armstrong has been waived.

Trecapelli played one game for Adirondack in the opening weekend. He is beginning his second full pro season. He played 41 games for Wichita and Atlanta last season, tallying four goals and 10 assists. He also played nine pro games for Evansville and AHL Binghamton in 2015-16, after finishing his college career at the University of Guelph. He had 65 points in 101 career college games.

Barnett played in Europe last season, where he had 10 points in 24 games for Zvezda Chekhov in the Russia’s Supreme Hockey League – essentially the country’s equivalent of the AHL. He also played four games in the KHL. As an ECHL player, he has 17 goals and 35 assists in 134 games, playing for Ontario, Orlando, Stockton and Atlanta from 2013-16. Barnett was immediately placed the team’s reserve list.

Forwards (13)

  • J.T. Barnett (6-1, 205, Scottsdale, Az.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: CSKA Moscow/Khabarovsk (KHL), Zvezda (VHL), Timra (Sweden)
  • Nick Bligh (6-0, 185, Milton, Mass.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: South Carolina Stingrays/Adirondack Thunder/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Matt Johnson (6-1, 204, Clinton Township, Mich.). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ECHL)
  • (RFD) Tommy Olczyk (5-10, 178, Long Grove, Ill.). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Alaska Aces (ECHL)
  • (V) Cam Reid (6-2, 187, Delta, B.C.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Ravensburg (Germany)/Heilbronner (Germany)/Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
  • (R) Connor Reilly (6-0, 180, Chanhassen, Minn.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Minnesota (NCAA)
  • Matt Rupert (5-8, 175, London, Ont.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Ryan Rupert (5-8, 173, London, Ont.). Age: 23 Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Binghamton Senators (AHL)/Wichita Thunder (ECHL)
  • Andrew Schmit (6-5, 220, Grafton, Wis.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Pensacola Ice Flyers (SPHL)
  • Reed Seckel (5-18, 183, Melvin, Mich.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Missouri Mavericks/Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
  • (R) Will Smith (5-11, 174, East Longmeadow, Mass.). Age: 21. 2016-17 team: Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
  • (V) Geoff Walker (6-3, 225, Charlottetown, PEI). Age: 29. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Fassa (Alps)/Sheffield Steelers (Britain)
  • (RFD) Alex Wideman (5-7, 171, St. Louis, Mo.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)

Defensemen (7)

  • (RFD) Brandon Anselmini (5-10, 183, Guelph, Ont.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Idaho Steeleheads (ECHL)/Texas Stars (AHL)
  • (R) Jack Burton (6-3, 214, Reiserstown, Md.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Colby College (NCAA-3)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Garrett Clarke (6-1, 205, Windsor, N.S.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Brampton Beast (ECHL)
  • Nolan Descoteaux (6-1, 205, Dallas, Tex.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Missouri Mavericks/Alaska Aces (ECHL)
  • (V) Zach Miskovic (6-1, 197, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 32. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Nick Trecapelli (6-2, 215, Guelph, Ont.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Wichita Thunder/Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL)
  • Troy Vance (6-5, 220, Goshen, N.Y.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Cincinnati Cyclones/Indy Fuel (ECHL)

Goaltenders (2)

  • (R) Etienne Marcoux (6-0, 168, Laval, PQ). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2016-17 team: University of New Brunswick (CUS).
  • (RFD) Matt Tomkins (6-3, 194, Edmonton, Alb.). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2016-17 team: Ohio State (NCAA)

21-day IR (2)

  • (V) Michael Neal (6-3, 220, Whitby, Ont.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Sonthofen (Germany)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Anthony Cortese (5-11, 185, Pierrefonds, Que.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Concordia University (OUAA)

R-Rookie (fewer than 25 pro games)
V-Veteran (260 or more pro games)
T-Camp tryout agreement
RFD-Under contract to AHL Rockford
CHI-Under contract to NHL Chicago