The 34-year-old forward, who also served as an assistant coach for the Komets last year had 17 goals and 45 assist for 62 points in only 53 games last year, before adding 6 points in 10 playoff games.
“A very integral part of the team, it was important to re-sign our captain and player assistant coach,” Komets GM David Franke said in a news release following the resigning of Schaafsma this summer. “Jamie had a productive year last season and we look for his play and leadership to show over the long season.”
Schaafsma is entering his fourth season with the Komets, and 14th professionally having won championships in Italy, the Netherlands, and in the CHL and ECHL.
The Fort Wayne Komets and Jamie Schaafsma will drop the put on the team’s 66th season of pro hockey Saturday, October 14 in Fort Wayne against the Toledo Walleye.