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Veteran Forward Pelech Joins the Fuel

February 26, 2021 - ECHL (ECHL) - Indy Fuel News Release

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL's Rockford IceHogs announced Friday that they have signed forward Michael Pelech to a standard player contract for the 2020-21 season.

Pelech, 31, joins the Fuel after starting the 2020-21 season with the Wheeling Nailers. Through 20 games with the Nailers, Pelech earned 10 assists and 26 penalty minutes. The native of Toronto, Ontario has 725 ECHL games under his belt with eight different teams. Skating in 725 games, Pelech has tallied 169 goals, 382 assists and 1,202 penalty minutes.

Through his 12 year career, Pelech has appeared in 35 games with the American Hockey League's Manchester Monarchs, Norfolk Admirals, Worcester Sharks, Connecticut Whale, Peoria Rivermen, Rochester Americans and San Diego Gulls. Through a total of 35 AHL games, Pelech has registered two goals, four assists and 41 penalty minutes.

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