Team Facts

1997-1998 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#35 David Aebischer (G) 41 1978 Fribourg, SUI 6'1" 187 L
Kurt Brown (G) 47 1972 Barrington, IL, USA 6'1" 185 L
David Brumby (G) 44 1975 Victoria, BC, CAN 6'1" 190 L
David Dragone (G) 46 1972 New York, NY, USA 6'0" 194 L
Martin Fillion (G) 46 1973 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 5'9" 185 L
Clint Owen (G) 45 1974 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'11" 190 L
Olow Sundström (G) 51 1968 Ånge, SWE 6'0" 176 L
DEFENSEMEN
Greg Bailey (D) 46 1973 Port Stanley, ON, CAN 6'4" 229 L
Patrick Charbonneau (D) 44 1975 Châteauguay, QC, CAN 5'11" 181 R
#4 Trevor Demmans (D) 45 1974 Nipawin, SK, CAN 6'0" 198 L
Thomas Derungs (D) 46 1973 Davos, SUI 6'1" 201 L
Jason Disher (D) 44 1975 Bells River, ON, CAN 6'3" 209 L
Stephen Douglas (D) 42 1977 Scarborough, ON, CAN 6'6" 238 R
Matt Garzone (D) 47 1972 Sherborn, MA, USA 6'0" 205 -
Bob Gohde (D) 48 1971 Chicago, IL, USA 6'1" 205 R
Joe Harney (D) 46 1973 Hopkinton, MA, USA 5'9" 187 L
Karl Infanger (D) 44 1975 Lowell, MA, USA 6'3" 214 R
Jeff McArthur (D) 43 1976 Oshawa, ON, CAN 6'1" 216 L
Vladimir Naydun (D) 43 1976 Minsk, BLR 6'1" 196 L
Jim Popa (D) 47 1972 Massillon, OH, USA 6'2" 205 L
Sergei Radchenko (D) 41 1978 Kiev, UKR 6'1" 194 L
Jon Rowe (D) 47 1972 Westwood, MA, USA 5'11" 181 L
Jeff Rucinski (D) 45 1974 Independence, OH, USA 5'10" 194 R
Andrei Sharkevich (D) 42 1977 Minsk, BLR 6'3" 209 L
Joe Smaza (D) 46 1973 Farmington, MI, USA 6'1" 201 R
Matt Van Horlick (D) 43 1976 Kamloops, BC, CAN 5'11" 181 L
FORWARDS
Jean-François Boutin (LW) 43 1976 Fleurimont, QC, CAN 5'11" 194 L
Jeremy Brown (C) 45 1974 Haileybury, ON, CAN 5'10" 190 R
Stefan Brännare (LW) 47 1972 Piteå, SWE 5'10" 190 L
Clint Collins (RW) 45 1974 Vancouver, BC, CAN 6'0" 192 R
Scott Dickson (C) 43 1976 Brandon, MB, CAN 6'1" 216 L
Dan Jablonic (RW) 46 1973 St. Cloud, MN, USA 6'1" 201 L
Chris Jensen (RW) 56 1963 Fort St. John, BC, CAN 5'11" 181 R
Scott Kirton (RW) 48 1971 Penetanguishene, ON, CAN 6'4" 220 R
Bayne Koen (F) - - Edmonton, AB, CAN - - -
Mike Latendresse (LW) 48 1971 Montréal, QC, CAN 5'10" 161 L
Marquis Mathieu (RW) 46 1973 Hartford, CT, USA 5'11" 179 R
Olexander Matviychuk (LW) 44 1975 Kiev, UKR 5'8" 168 L
Mike Melas (C) 44 1975 Thornhill, ON, CAN 5'10" 170 -
David Neilson (LW) 48 1971 Long Island, NY, USA 6'3" 216 L
Jeremy Parsons (C) 44 1975 Binghamton, NY, USA 6'1" 201 R
Ryan Pisiak (RW) 44 1975 Swift Current, SK, CAN 6'3" 212 R
John Sicinski (C) 45 1974 Mississauga, ON, CAN 5'9" 174 L
Fredrik Svensson (LW) 46 1973 Stockholm, SWE - - L
#15 Dmitri Tarabrin (RW) 43 1976 Moskva, RUS 5'8" 181 R
Quinten Van Horlick (RW) 1975 Kamloops, BC, CAN 5'10" 174 R
Position: G:6 D:11 F:16 | Av Age: 24.27 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 191 lbs | Compare with other teams

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  • Arena Name WesBanco Arena
  • Location Wheeling, WV, USA
  • Capacity 5 406
  • Construction Year 1977
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
12/07/2019
12/07/2019 Up/Down Leaving Jan Drozg (F) Leaving for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
12/04/2019
12/04/2019 Confirmed Joining Andrew D'Agostini (G) Joining from Toledo Walleye
11/27/2019
11/27/2019 Confirmed Leaving Ryan Cloonan (F) Leaving for Maine Mariners
11/25/2019
11/25/2019 Up/Down Joining Justin Almeida (F) Joining from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
11/18/2019
11/18/2019 Confirmed Joining Spencer Trapp (D) Joining from South Carolina Stingrays
11/15/2019
11/15/2019 Confirmed Leaving Lucas Kohls (D) Leaving for Orlando Solar Bears
10/31/2019
10/31/2019 Up/Down Joining Brandon Hawkins (F) Joining from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
10/31/2019 Confirmed Leaving Andrew D'Agostini (G) Leaving for Toledo Walleye
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
Wheeling Thunderbirds
1992-1993 ECHL 64 40 - 16 - 8 314 223 88 1 Final loss
1993-1994 ECHL 68 38 - 23 - 7 327 289 83 3 Semifinal loss
1994-1995 ECHL 68 46 - 17 - 5 313 243 97 1 First round loss
1995-1996 ECHL 70 42 - 23 - 5 289 261 89 2 Quarterfinal loss
Wheeling Nailers
1996-1997 ECHL 70 36 - 29 - 5 298 291 77 4 First round loss
1997-1998 ECHL 70 37 - 24 - 9 255 255 83 2 Conference Final loss
1998-1999 ECHL 70 27 - 37 - 6 206 249 60 6 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 ECHL 70 25 - 40 - 5 202 246 55 5 Did not make playoffs
2000-2001 ECHL 72 24 - 40 - 8 192 277 56 5 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 ECHL 72 36 - 32 - 4 213 208 76 5 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 ECHL 72 28 - 41 - 3 193 261 59 6 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 ECHL 72 51 - 17 - 4 259 188 106 1 Division Semifinal loss
2004-2005 ECHL 72 38 - 29 - 5 171 173 81 6 Did not make playoffs
2005-2006 ECHL 72 45 - 21 - 6 247 186 96 2 Division Final loss
2006-2007 ECHL 72 32 - 34 - 6 215 255 70 7 Did not make playoffs
2007-2008 ECHL 72 22 - 43 - 7 186 284 51 7 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 ECHL 72 36 - 28 - 8 263 260 80 4 Division Semifinal loss
2009-2010 ECHL 72 33 - 32 - 7 240 249 73 4 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 ECHL 72 38 - 29 - 5 230 210 81 2 Conference Final loss
2011-2012 ECHL 72 37 - 26 - 9 219 202 83 2 Conference QF loss
2012-2013 ECHL 72 31 - 29 - 12 193 225 74 3 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 ECHL 72 39 - 27 - 6 216 196 84 2 Conference SF loss
2014-2015 ECHL 72 37 - 33 - 2 210 213 76 4 Division Semifinal loss
2015-2016 ECHL 72 37 - 26 - 9 214 211 83 2 Final loss
2016-2017 ECHL 72 34 - 30 - 8 244 239 76 5 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 ECHL 72 35 - 28 - 9 248 245 79 5 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 ECHL 72 31 - 31 - 10 239 240 72 6 Did not make playoffs
2019-2020 ECHL 24 10 - 10 - 4 76 90 24 4 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Josh Shalla (F) 2019-2020 SC Csíkszereda Erste Liga 29 25 31 56 -
2. Riley Brace (F) 2019-2020 EHC Winterthur NLB 27 16 20 36 48
3. Josh Shalla (F) 2019-2020 SC Csíkszereda Romania 15 20 14 34 2
4. Jordon Southorn (D) 2019-2020 HC Banska Bystrica Slovakia 28 10 23 33 29
5. Troy Josephs (F) 2019-2020 EHC Visp NLB 24 9 23 32 67
6. Ben Duffy (F) 2019-2020 EC Kassel Huskies DEL2 26 9 22 31 4
7. Zack Torquato (F) 2019-2020 EHC Winterthur NLB 27 7 22 29 20
8. Nicolas Erb Ekholm (F) 2019-2020 IK Pantern Division 3 14 12 16 28 2
9. Luke Pither (F) 2019-2020 EHC Freiburg DEL2 25 11 17 28 28
10. Joey Haddad (F) 2019-2020 Cardiff Devils EIHL 21 16 11 27 8
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tim Tisdale (F) 198 105 166 271
2. Darren Schwartz (F) 197 143 119 262
3. Steve Gibson (F) 191 126 126 252
4. Tim Roberts (D) 215 50 180 230
5. Sean Collins (F) 174 69 139 208
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Darren Schwartz (F) 197 143 119 262
2. Steve Gibson (F) 191 126 126 252
3. Tim Tisdale (F) 198 105 166 271
4. Derek DeCosty (F) 190 100 103 203
5. Vadim Slivchenko (F) 145 88 99 187
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tim Roberts (D) 215 50 180 230
2. Tim Tisdale (F) 198 105 166 271
3. Sean Collins (F) 174 69 139 208
4. Zack Torquato (F) 229 66 129 195
5. Steve Gibson (F) 191 126 126 252
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Stefan Brännare (F) 231 27 73 677
2. Matt Van Horlick (D) 172 17 44 675
3. T.J. Reynolds (D) 151 7 32 669
4. Brock Woods (D) 193 37 122 639
5. Darren Schwartz (F) 197 143 262 561
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Danny Fick (D) 258 16 60 76
2. Stefan Brännare (F) 231 27 46 73
3. Cliff Loya (D) 231 7 40 47
4. Zack Torquato (F) 229 66 129 195
5. Paul Cianfrini (D) 217 6 49 55
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Devin Edgerton (F) 57 46 117 2.053
2. Robert Guillet (F) 15 16 30 2.000
3. Yves Sarault (F) 2 1 4 2.000
4. Paul Thompson (F) 1 1 2 2.000
5. Rob Sirianni (F) 18 17 33 1.833
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Devin Edgerton (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 57 46 71 117 2.05 34
2. Darren Schwartz (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 62 62 52 114 1.84 212
3. John Varga (F) 1996-1997 ECHL 66 56 45 101 1.53 84
4. Steve Gibson (F) 1995-1996 ECHL 70 42 53 95 1.36 54
5. Keli Corpse (F) 1995-1996 ECHL 63 32 62 94 1.49 40
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Darren Schwartz (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 62 62 52 114 1.84 212
2. John Varga (F) 1996-1997 ECHL 66 56 45 101 1.53 84
3. Darren Schwartz (F) 1993-1994 ECHL 67 54 38 92 1.37 201
4. Devin Edgerton (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 57 46 71 117 2.05 34
5. Bryan Ewing (F) 2008-2009 ECHL 67 43 48 91 1.36 56
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Devin Edgerton (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 57 46 71 117 2.05 34
2. Keli Corpse (F) 1995-1996 ECHL 63 32 62 94 1.49 40
3. Eric Royal (F) 1996-1997 ECHL 70 31 62 92 1.31 68
4. Tim Roberts (D) 1993-1994 ECHL 66 18 58 76 1.15 68
5. Tim Roberts (D) 1994-1995 ECHL 61 16 58 74 1.21 62
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. T.J. Reynolds (D) 2002-2003 ECHL 71 2 8 10 0.14 371
2. Jason Hamilton (D) 2000-2001 ECHL 41 2 2 4 0.10 333
3. Rob Trumbley (F) 1995-1996 ECHL 51 8 10 18 0.35 321
4. Bruce Watson (F) 2001-2002 ECHL 58 7 11 18 0.31 314
5. Trevor Senn (F) 1992-1993 ECHL 53 14 21 35 0.66 301
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2019-2020 6'0" 193 lbs 24.21
2018-2019 6'1" 193 lbs 26.15
2017-2018 6'1" 189 lbs 26.07
2016-2017 6'1" 189 lbs 26.09
2015-2016 6'0" 190 lbs 24.88
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