Utica Comets Captain Carter Bancks announced his retirement as a player on Monday. Bancks has the longest tenure as Captain of the Comets, wearing the C on his jersey for 4 seasons. Bancks played in 367 games as a Comet after having started his career in the Calgary Flames organization.
The AHL is scheduled to start the 2021 season in February. The Comets will have a split affiliation for the shortened season, with players being assigned to Utica from the Vancouver Canucks and the St. Louis Blues.