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 (set new Fort Wayne record of most 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. Scored first AHL goal with Cleveland 1/24/17 at Milwaukee. 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. Logged his fourth Komet hat trick 12/16/17 at Indy in 5-2 win. 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. Co-led the Komets during year in plus/minus with +7 and ranked second in Komet scoring with 36 assists and 55 points in 59 games. Added a goal and four points in six playoff games. Finished the season ranking 7th on Fort Wayne's all-time top 10 playoff scoring leaders with 65 points.
2019-20-- Re-signed by the Komets and added to roster 7/15/19.
Fort Wayne career totals through 2018-19, regular season and playoffs: 423gp, 174g, 266a, 440pts, 477pim.
ECHL career totals through 2018-19: 361 regular season games, 150 goals, 228 assists, 378 points.
Pro career totals through 2018-19: 497 regular season games, 165 goals, 256 assists, 421 points.