Rob Guinn, a defenseman with the Fort Wayne Komets from 2004 to 2006, has died according to sources.
Guinn, 32, died in a car accident, confirmed Kevin St. Pierre, who was a teammate of Guinn's for two seasons in Fort Wayne and last season with Tulsa of the Central Hockey League.
Guinn's internet page at Facebook.com included a message from his wife, Brooke, reading: "It is with great sadness that I let you know that Robert James Guinn passed away Saturday. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend and will truly be missed."
Guinn tallied 15 goals and 68 points in 156 games with Fort Wayne. He finished last season with Bloomington of the International Hockey League.
He was selected in the eighth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, by the Edmonton Oilers.
According to the Des-Moines Register, Guinn died after another driver failed to stop at an intersection, causing a collision, and Guinn's car landed in a ditch.
Guinn was one of the nicest players I've come across here, not to mention one of the toughest and most underrated. This is sad news.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette