Komets trade Logan Nelson to Indianapolis for defenseman Anthony Cortese

Anthony Cortese
Logan Nelson

The Komets announced Wednesday that forward Logan Nelson has been traded to the Indy Fuel in exchange for defenseman Anthony Cortese.

Cortese, 24, completed two years of Canadian collegiate play last year at Concordia University in Montreal as the top scoring defenseman for Concordia with 17 assists and 18 points before making his pro debut this year with Indy. The Pierrefonds, Quebec native has scored three assists and four points in 21 games with the Fuel.

Prior to college, Cortese spent three seasons in the QMJHL with Gatineau, Prince Edward Island and Charlottetown, finishing his four-year juniors career in 2014-15 as the NAHL’s top scoring

defenseman with 38 assists and 51 points with Corpus Christi.

Nelson, 24, is a fourth-year pro and was acquired by the Komets on Nov. 27 from Orlando. The forward has scored three goals, 11 points and +7 in 29 games with Fort Wayne.

The Komets will host the Greenville Swamp Rabbits this weekend starting with at 8 p.m on Friday, followed by a 7:30 p.m., start time on Saturday.