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Utica Comets Have Just Re-signed Defenseman Kent Huskins

The Utica Comets have just re-signed defenseman Kent Huskins to an American Hockey League contract for the 2014-15 season.

The 35-year-old Huskins joined the Comets in November 2013 on a professional tryout contract and spent the remainder of the season in Utica.

Huskins appeared in 65 Comets games and recorded three goals and seven assists with 31 penalty minutes. He’s played in 475 AHL games in a 13-year career and recorded 134 points on 33 goals, 101 assists with 295 penalty minutes.

Huskins, who played collegiate hockey at Clarkson, was drafted in the sixth round of the 1998 National Hockey League Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.

He was a member of the 2006-7 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks and he’s also played in the NHL with San Jose, St. Louis, Detroit and Philadelphia. Huskins has 66 points on 13 goals and 55 assists in 315 NHL games.

WOW, What a great career! Comets will benefit from all that experience.

Utica Comets sold-out for Friday’s game: new attendance milestone — 100,000 fans


The sold-out auditorium at Friday’s Utica Comets game will push the team past a new attendance milestone — 100,000 fans.

The Comets announced Wednesday that all tickets had sold for Friday’s game against the Adirondack Phantoms. With a full house Friday, the auditorium expects to see total Comets attendance for the season reach 100,981 — an average of 3,366 fans per game.

Tickets are still available for Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Admirals, which will feature a post-game autograph session for all fans in attendance. The first 1,000 fans will receive a Comets pennant, courtesy of New York State Tool, the release stated.

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The Utica Comets will be working overtime through the final few weeks of their inaugural American Hockey League season, chasing a Calder Cup playoff spot all the way.

The Comets (27-27-3-4, 61 points) open a three-games-in-three-nights weekend when the Adirondack Phantoms visit the sold-out Utica Memorial Auditorium on Friday. That will be followed by a quick trip to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday, then a date with the Milwaukee Admirals at home Sunday. There is another three-game weekend next week – all at home – and another April 4, 5 and 6, with the last two games on the road.

Tough stuff?

Obviously, three games in three days is physically taxing, but you actually feel better the third night,” said Comets captain Colin Stuart, adding that players get into something of a groove along the way.

You just get into game mode,” said defenseman Kent Huskins. “You prepare yourself and you do what you can.”

The rapid-fire schedule will mean, though, that there won’t be a lot of time for celebrating wins or trying to forget losses.

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Mike Zalewski will not play for the Utica Comets this season.

The former New Hartford High School star signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks last week after two seasons at RPI, where he scored 21 goals and added 26 assists in 75 games. It was thought that he might join the Comets, Vancouver’s American Hockey League affiliate, but the Canucks said Wednesday he is ineligible to be assigned to the AHL because he was signed after the National Hockey League’s trade deadline. He is listed on the Canucks’ roster, but it is unknown whether he will dress for any games this season or if he will be assigned to the Comets next season.

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Utica Comets’ Eriksson blanks Milwaukee Admirals 3-0


Darren Archibald scored twice, defenseman Kent Huskins added his first goal of the season, and Joacim Eriksson posted his fourth shutout as the Utica Comets downed the Milwaukee Admirals 3-0 Friday.

The Comets are 18-22-2-4 for 42 points and are 7-2-0-1 in their last 10 games. They travel to Rockford to play the IceHogs at 5 p.m. Sunday, then are off until next Friday when they play the Americans in Rochester. They return to the Utica Memorial Auditorium Saturday to play the Amerks.

Neither team scored in the first period Friday, but the Comets got everything they needed in the second, when they outshot the Admirals 13-4. Archibald scored with an assist from Alex Biega at 3:55, and then Huskins, who seldom ventures deep into the offensive zone, steamed down the slot and took a pass from Colin Stuart to score at 8:08. Archibald added his ninth goal of the season at 15:01, with Biega and Jeremy Welsh assisting.

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