FORT WAYNE – Defenseman Nick Tuzzolino was selected to captain the Komets by coach Gary Graham.
Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock and Brandon Marino are the alternate captains.
I was really delighted with the honor, Tuzzolino said. In Fort Wayne, wearing the C is such a tradition with a guy like Colin Chaulk having done it. He was here for so many years and had so many championships.
Tuzzolino, 27, captained Utah in 2011-12 but gave up the C because of multiple call-ups to the American Hockey League.
I dont know if I have a leadership style, he said. Im just going to be me. Thats what got me to this point. I want to lead by example and play the way I play every single night. Am I vocal? Im a positive guy and talk every night. But its pro hockey and everyone need to show up every day and do their jobs.