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Comets sign Hulak to AHL deal

The Utica Comets have signed forward Derek Hulak to an American Hockey League contract for the 2016-17 season.

Hulak was a member of the 2014 Texas Stars Calder Cup championship team and joins Michael Chaput (2016, Lake Erie Monsters) and Chad Billins (2013, Grand Rapids Griffins) as former champions to join the organization in the last week. Chaput and Billins were signed to two-way contracts by the Vancouver Canucks on July 1.

Hulak, 26, tallied 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points along with a plus-15 rating in 69 games with Texas last season. He added one goal in four Calder Cup Playoff games as well.

The native of Saskatoon, Sask., has registered 39 goals and 47 assists for 86 points in 142 career AHL games.