Utica Comets Re-Sign Filip Engaras

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The Utica Comets have announced that they have re-signed Filip Engaras to a one-year, one-way deal for the 2024-25 season; this is the first official signing by the Comets this off-season. Engaras was set to become an Unrestricted free agent on July 1st. The Swedish forward will be entering his second full season in the New Jersey Devils organization as he played in 59 regular season games last season; 53 of those came with the Utica Comets, where he put up six goals and six assists for 12 points, and would spend six games with the Adirondack Thunder where he had two goals and one assist for three points, he would add seven goals and two assists for nine points in 17 Kelly Cup Playoff Games for the Thunder. The former sixth-round pick of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2020 NHL Draft has played in 95 career AHL games, putting up 11 goals and six assists for 17 points with the Bakersfield Condors and Utica Comets; in 29 ECHL games with the Fort Wayne Komets and Adirondack Thunder, he has seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points.

Heading into the 2024-25 season, expect Engaras to once again be an everyday player for the Comets and put up around 10-15 goals next season. He’s shown that he can play down the middle and should easily slot into the middle six on the Comets next year. Barring any injuries, I think Engaras has seen his final days in the ECHL. Prior to going pro, Engaras spent four seasons at the University of New Hampshire, where he put up 21 goals and 26 assists for 47 points in 80 games.

Armand Klisivitch

Inside The Rink ECHL Manager | Senior Editor Credentialed Reporter for the Adirondack Thunder & Worcester Railers.

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