Schaafsma Captaining Komets

Jamie Schaafsma Fort Wayne Komets

Jamie Schaafsma will open another season as captain of the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets this week – Photo by the Fort Wayne Komets

Blenheim’s Jamie Schaafsma will return for another season of professional hockey, and will again serve as captain for the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets as the 2017-2018 season gets underway this week.

The 34-year-old forward, who also served as an assistant coach for the Komets last year had 17 goals and 45 assist for 62 points in only 53 games last year, before adding 6 points in 10 playoff games.

“A very integral part of the team, it was important to re-sign our captain and player assistant coach,” Komets GM David Franke said in a news release following the resigning of Schaafsma this summer. “Jamie had a productive year last season and we look for his play and leadership to show over the long season.”

Schaafsma is entering his fourth season with the Komets, and 14th professionally having won championships in Italy, the Netherlands, and in the CHL and ECHL.

The Fort Wayne Komets and Jamie Schaafsma will drop the put on the team’s 66th season of pro hockey Saturday, October 14 in Fort Wayne against the Toledo Walleye.

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