Nemec’s maturity helping his development

In the case of 18-year-old Utica Comets defenseman Simon Nemec, it was evident right away that the second overall pick from last summer’s NHL Draft had the quality of poise and maturity that generally comes with age and experience.

Devils sign four to two-way deals

The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon to a two-year, two-way contract, and forwards Jack Dugan, Brian Pinho and Mason Geertsen to one-year, two-way contracts.

Comets’ Schmelzer leads by example

Ryan Schmelzer was named the team captain of the Utica Comets last season, and from that moment on, he took his team into battle each night with the idea that leadership means putting your head down and going to work.