The Komets announced Thursday that forward Mason Baptista has returned to Fort Wayne for a fourth season.
Baptista, 28, set career highs last year of 18 goals, 32 assists, 50 points and +22 in 62 games with the Komets. The North York, Ontario native started this season in Germany in the DEL2 league and posted a goal and 10 points in 25 games with EHL Freiburg.
Prior to his debut in Fort Wayne during the 2015-16 season Baptista had skated ECHL stints with Quad City and Wichita. Over the last three seasons the forward has amassed 46 goals, 60 assists and 106 points in 184 ECHL games.
The Komets skate another three games in three nights this weekend starting Friday when Wichita comes to town for an 8pm faceoff. Saturday the Komets host Toledo at 7:30pm before traveling to Wheeling Sunday for a return engagement at 3:05pm after a 5-4 victory at the WesBanco Arena last Friday.