BROOKS, AB (April 1, 2018) – Brooks Bandits alumnus and former Alberta Junior Hockey League Rookie of the Year Anthony Petruzzelli (Federal Way, WA) has signed his first professional contract with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL.
Petruzzelli, 24, made his pro debut on Saturday night in a Komets road game in Indianapolis. He had just finished a four-year career at the University of Vermont, where he scored 43 points (21 goals, 22 assists) in 140 games, and served as an alternate captain for his final three years at the school.
In Brooks, he was the AJHL’s top first-year player in 2011-12, scoring 47 points (23 goals, 24 assists) in 59 games and helping the Bandits to their first-ever AJHL championship. He won AJHL and RBC Cup national championships the following year with 63 points (30 goals, 33 assists) in 59 games, and was then named to the South Division All-League Team in his final AJHL campaign with 53 points (27 goals, 26 assists) in 58 games.
With 80 goals scored in 176 career regular season games, he is third all-time in goal scoring in Bandit history behind only Jarret Granberg and Cam Maclise.