Komets Announce Affiliation With NHL and NFL
By: Beth Swary - Thursday, July 28, 2022

FORT WAYNE – The Fort Wayne Komets have announced their affiliation with teams in the NHL and the AHL during a press release on Wednesday.

The Komets announced their affiliation with the NHL Edmonton Oilers out of Edmonton, Canada and the AHL Bakersfield Condors out of California.

In the press release Oilers Assistant General Manager Bill Scott said, “As one of the premier clubs in the ECHL with a rich history of professional hockey in Indiana, we are very excited to have our future Oilers in Fort Wayne. Under the leadership of Michael and David Franke and the direction of Head Coach Ben Boudreau, we know that our prospects and players will have a first-class experience in Fort Wayne while developing as players on the ice and people off the ice.”

The Condors are currently coached by Komet Hall of Famer Colin Chaulk.

“This is a great day for the Komet organization,” said in the Komet’s General Manager David Franke in the press release. “Edmonton’s great hockey history and past Stanley Cup championships make this a very special relationship. Working with Colin Chaulk and his Bakersfield Condors team will be fun. I want to thank General Manager Ken Holland, Assistant General Manager Bill Scott, and Bakersfield’s General Manager Keith Gretzky for affiliating with us.”