BROOKS, AB (June 19, 2018) – Brooks Bandits alumnus Anthony Petruzzelli (Federal Way, WA) has signed a professional contract with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL, the team announced yesterday.
Petruzzelli, 25, debuted for the Komets this past season after finishing his four-year NCAA career with the University of Vermont, scoring three goals in four regular season games before adding two assists in 14 playoff games.
“Coach Gary Graham recruited Anthony last spring and he turned out to be a good player for us”, said Komets general manager David Franke. “He is quick and tenacious and has some offensive up-side. Anthony is excited to be back and looking to improve on his late season and playoff success.”
In four years at Vermont, Petruzzelli scored 43 points (21 goals, 22 assists) in 140 Hockey East games, was an alternate captain at the school for his final three years, and was named to the conference’s All-Academic Team in 2015-16.
With Brooks, Petruzzelli won two league championships in three seasons, including the 2013 RBC Cup national championship, scoring 163 points (80 goals, 83 assists) in 176 games. He was the 2011-12 AJHL Rookie of the Year and was named to the AJHL All-League Team in his final year of play.
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.