Shawn Szydlowski (F)
Fort Wayne Komets
||St. Clair Shores, MI
Profile: 2010-11-- Completed four years of OHL play with the Erie Otters and made his pro debut appearing in two AHL games with Portland. Signed a three-year, entry level NHL contract with the Buffalo Sabres as an undrafted free agent 4/8/2011.
2011-12-- Skated 53 AHL games in his rookie season with Rochester and made his ECHL debut playing six games with Gwinnett.
2012-13-- Played the majority of the season in the CHL with the Fort Worth Brahmas (45 gp) and also skated seven games with Rochester.
2013-14-- Assigned to Fort Wayne by Rochester 10/23/13. Named Komets' 2013-14 Most Improved Player. Led Komets in playoffs with six goals, five assists (tied) and 11 points.
2014-15-- Participated in the Lake Erie AHL training camp. Released and added to the Fort Wayne roster 10/8/14. Scored his first pro hat trick, tied Fort Wayne record of five goals in a game by a player and tied the ECHL record of three short-handed goals in a game 3/21/15 vs Missouri, 6-4 win. Named to 2014-15 All-ECHL First Team. Led Komets with 38 goals and 74 points during regular season. Named Komets Most Valuable Player for 2014-15.
2015-16-- Scored his first hat trick of the season, second as a Komet, 12/19/15 vs Brampton (natural hat trick, three goals in 5:02). Logged his first career five-assist game 3/12/16 at Alaska. Named the ECHL Player of the Month for March 2016. Named to the 2015-16 All-ECHL Second Team. Fort Wayne's scoring leader for second straight season with 25 goals and 75 points and dished a career season high 50 assists. Named Fort Wayne's Stonewall Defensive Forward of the season and MVP for 2015-16. Led the Komets in playoffs with 19 points and co-led with Garrett Thompson with 10 goals.
2016-17-- Scored his second Fort Wayne career four-goal game and third Fort Wayne career hat trick 12/27/16 vs Indy (8-6 win). Named ECHL All-Star Team captain and starter for the 2017 ECHL All-Star Classic held Jan. 18 at Glens Falls, N.Y. Signed AHL PTO with Cleveland 1/11/17. Scored his first AHL goal with Cleveland 1/24/17 at Milwaukee. Appeared in seven AHL games with Cleveland. Ranked third on the Komets with 25 goals and 66 points. Named Fort Wayne's Defensive Forward of the Season.
2017-18-- Agreed to terms and added to Fort Wayne preseason roster 8/7/17 for his fifth straight season and seventh pro season. Named ECHL Plus Performer of the Month (along with teammate Mason Baptista) for the month of December, 2017 after sharing the league lead in plus/minus with +17. Named to 2018 All-ECHL First Team. Reached at least 25 goals for the fourth straight season. Komets leading scorer for the third time. Was the ECHL's leading scorer with a career season high of 79 points and ranked second in the league with +39. Named ECHL Most Valuable Player for 2017-18. Led the Komets in the playoffs with 13 assists and ranked second with 17 points.
2018-19-- Skated 11 games with Frisk Asker in Norway (4g, 3a, 35pim, +4) before returning to Fort Wayne's roster 11/5/18.
ECHL career totals through 2017-18: 302 games, 131 goals, 192 assists, 323 points.
Pro career totals through 2017-18: 427 games, 142 goals, 217 assists, 359 points.