Team Facts

2003-2004 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
Nick Boucher (G) 39 1980 Leduc, AB, CAN 5'11" 174 L
Martin Brochu (G) 46 1973 Anjou, QC, CAN 6'0" 198 L
Andy Chiodo (G) 36 1983 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'11" 192 L
Joe Exter (G) 41 1978 Cranston, RI, USA 5'11" 183 L
Tyler MacKay (G) 40 1980 Deschambault Lake, SK, CAN 5'11" 165 L
Mark Scally (G) 42 1977 Pittsburgh, PA, USA 5'10" 165 L
DEFENSEMEN
Dan Ennis (D) 42 1977 Kitimat, BC, CAN 6'3" 229 -
Drew Fata (D) 36 1983 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN 6'1" 214 L
Kamil Kuriplach (D) 44 1975 Presov, SVK 6'0" 194 R
Mario Larocque (D)   “A” 41 1978 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'4" 220 L
#24 Jake Ortmeyer (D) 42 1977 Omaha, NE, USA 6'3" 212 R
T.J. Reynolds (D) 38 1981 Kitchener, ON, CAN 6'2" 225 R
Alexandre Rouleau (D) 36 1983 Mont-Laurier, QC, CAN 6'1" 192 L
Chris Smith (D) 41 1978 East Greenwich, RI, USA 6'3" 216 R
FORWARDS
Stefan Brännare (LW) 47 1972 Piteå, SWE 5'10" 190 L
Peter Cermak (LW) 43 1976 Bratislava, SVK 6'1" 201 L
#12 Steven Crampton (LW) 37 1982 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 6'3" 201 R
Brandon Doria (F) 38 1981 Bayonne, NJ, USA 5'10" 181 -
Jean-François Dufour (F) 43 1976 Bedford, QC, CAN 6'0" 201 L
R.J. Gates (RW) 40 1979 Plainville, CT, USA 5'11" 187 L
Rick Gorman (LW) 41 1979 Philadelphia, PA, USA 6'0" 201 R
Jason Greenway (C) 42 1977 Gibsonia, PA, USA 5'8" 181 R
Brendon Hodge (C) 41 1978 Lynnfield, MA, USA 6'2" 201 R
#17 Jason Jaffray (LW/C) 38 1981 Rimbey, AB, CAN 5'11" 205 L
Ryan Kiley (F) 41 1978 Reading, MA, USA 6'0" 190 -
#9
Mark Kosick (C) 40 1979 Victoria, BC, CAN 6'0" 187 L
Mike Lephart (LW) 42 1977 Niskayuna, NY, USA 5'11" 185 R
Chris McNamara (RW) 41 1978 Barrie, ON, CAN 6'3" 214 L
Brad Mehalko (RW) 43 1977 Enchant, AB, CAN 6'0" 190 R
Árpád Mihály (LW) 39 1980 Miercurea Ciuc, ROM 6'2" 218 L
Jamie Muswagon (LW) 39 1981 Cross Lake, MB, CAN 6'0" 172 L
#21 Eduard Pershin (RW) 42 1977 Nizhnekamsk, RUS 5'11" 190 L
Tom Rouleau (F) 41 1978 Milwaukee, WI, USA 6'3" 209 R
Bogdan Rudenko (RW) 42 1977 Ust-Kamenogorsk, KAZ 6'0" 203 R
John C. Ruid (LW) 45 1974 Ballston Spa, NY, USA 6'4" 225 L
Position: G:4 D:8 F:19 | Av Age: 24.84 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt 199 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name WesBanco Arena
  • Location Wheeling, WV, USA
  • Capacity 5 406
  • Construction Year 1977
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
02/06/2020
02/06/2020 Up/Down Leaving Myles Powell (F) Leaving for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
02/04/2020
02/04/2020 Up/Down Leaving Christopher Brown (F) Leaving for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
01/31/2020
01/31/2020 Up/Down Leaving Brandon Hawkins (F) Leaving for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
01/28/2020
01/28/2020 Loan Joining Brady Fleurent (F) Joining from Knoxville Ice Bears
01/27/2020
01/27/2020 Confirmed Leaving Cameron Heath (D) Leaving for Greenville Swamp Rabbits
01/27/2020 Confirmed Leaving Jack MacNee (D) Leaving for Worcester Railers
01/24/2020
01/24/2020 Up/Down Joining Matt Abt (D) Joining from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
01/24/2020 Up/Down Joining Michael Kim (D) Joining from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
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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 48 23 - 20 - 5 144 160 51 5 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Josh Shalla (F) 2019-2020 SC Csíkszereda Erste Liga 35 28 39 67 -
2. Luke Pither (F) 2019-2020 EHC Freiburg DEL2 47 21 41 62 73
3. Kenton Miller (F) 2019-2020 Redvers Rockets BSHL 18 35 26 61 4
4. Ben Duffy (F) 2019-2020 EC Kassel Huskies DEL2 46 18 40 58 4
5. Troy Josephs (F) 2019-2020 EHC Visp NLB 41 21 36 57 101
6. Winston Day Chief (F) 2019-2020 Kainai Braves RHL 17 28 25 53 0
7. Daniel Leavens (F) 2019-2020 Brampton Beast ECHL 51 23 30 53 28
8. Ty Loney (F) 2019-2020 Vienna Capitals EBEL 44 20 33 53 38
9. Stephen MacAulay (F) 2019-2020 Löwen Frankfurt DEL2 48 19 34 53 32
10. Garrett Meurs (F) 2019-2020 Ripley Wolves WOAA 21 24 24 48 22
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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 6'1" 194 lbs 24.27
2018-2019 6'1" 193 lbs 25.29
2017-2018 6'1" 189 lbs 25.17
2016-2017 6'1" 189 lbs 25.28
2015-2016 6'0" 190 lbs 24.05
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