Team Facts

2007-2008 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#1
David Brown (G) 33 1985 Stoney Creek, ON, CAN 6'0" 185 L
#29 John Curry (G) 34 1984 Shorewood, MN, USA 5'11" 185 L
#29 Curtis Darling (G) 34 1983 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'2" 185 R
#29 Terry Denike (G) 37 1981 Burlington, ON, CAN 6'1" 190 R
#35 Martin Houle (G) 33 1985 Montréal, QC, CAN 5'10" 176 L
#29 Ray Jean (G) 35 1982 Randolph, ME, USA 5'7" 174 L
#29 Nathan Marsters (G) 1980 Grimsby, ON, CAN 6'4" 201 R
#35 Ryan Scott (G) 35 1983 Williamsville, NY, USA 5'10" 194 L
#1 Peter Vetri (G) 33 1985 Windham, NH, USA 5'11" 176 L
DEFENSEMEN
#5 Chris Brooks (D) 36 1982 New York, NY, USA 6'3" 220 R
#14 Jonathan D'Aversa (D) 32 1986 Richmond Hill, ON, CAN 6'2" 205 R
#10 Mike Gooch (D) 35 1983 Mantua, NJ, USA 5'10" 185 L
A.J. Jensen (D) 32 1985 Trenton, MI, USA 5'10" 201 -
#21 Jon Krall (D) 36 1981 Temperance, MI, USA 6'1" 190 L
#18 François Leroux (D) 48 1970 Ste-Adèle, QC, CAN 6'6" 251 L
#10 Lane Manson (D) 34 1984 Watrous, SK, CAN 6'9" 249 L
#11 Curtiss Patrick (D) 38 1979 Hampton, VA, USA 6'3" 209 L
#2 Chris Snavely (D) 35 1982 Lancaster, PA, USA 5'9" 170 R
#4 Thomas Todd Spencer (D) 35 1983 Brentwood, NH, USA 6'3" 214 L
#22 Jeremy Swanson (D) 34 1984 Red Rock, ON, CAN 6'0" 207 L
#14 Mike Vannelli (D) 34 1983 Mendota Heights, MN, USA 6'2" 192 R
#3 Seamus Young (D) 34 1983 Dedham, MA, USA 6'2" 205 R
FORWARDS
#22 Sean Berkstresser (F) 35 1982 Apollo, PA, USA 6'0" 201 L
#28 Paul Bissonnette (LW) 33 1985 Welland, ON, CAN 6'2" 216 L
#27 Aaron Boogaard (RW) 31 1986 Regina, SK, CAN 6'3" 220 R
#10 Patrick Bordeleau (LW) 32 1986 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'6" 225 L
John Burton (F) 38 1979 Phoenix, AZ, USA 5'11" 190 -
#16 Matt Byrnes (F) 35 1982 Lincoln, RI, USA 5'9" 181 L
#26 Justin Chwedoruk (RW) 33 1984 St. Albert, AB, CAN 5'9" 174 R
#8 Aaron Clarke (F) 35 1982 Peterborough, ON, CAN 5'9" 185 L
#7 Sean Collins (C) 35 1983 Reading, MA, USA 5'9" 170 L
#23 Kevin Croxton (F) 35 1982 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'3" 201 R
#28 Matt Dias (RW) 30 1988 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN 5'11" 194 R
#17 Kevin Du (F) 32 1985 Spruce Grove, AB, CAN 5'8" 174 R
#18 Tanner Fogarty (F) 34 1983 McMurray, PA, USA 6'1" 201 L
#15 Jonathan Foster (LW) 36 1982 Suffern, NY, USA 5'10" 185 R
#13 Joe Guenther (LW) 37 1981 Buffalo, NY, USA 6'2" 225 L
#26 Michael Handza (F) 34 1983 Glenshaw, PA, USA 6'1" 209 L
#9 Ned Havern (LW) 35 1982 Arlington, MA, USA 6'5" 201 L
#17 Vin Hellemeyer (C) 36 1982 Franklin Square, NY, USA 5'11" 187 L
#19 Adam Henrich (LW) 34 1984 Thornhill, ON, CAN 6'4" 236 L
#16 Joe Jensen (C/LW) 35 1983 Maple Grove, MN, USA 5'11" 181 L
#10 Matt Johnson (RW) 36 1981 Eden Prairie, MN, USA 6'3" 203 R
#20 David Laliberté (RW) 32 1986 St-Liboire, QC, CAN 6'1" 203 R
#16 Jim Leger (F) 42 1976 Saugus, MA, USA 5'10" 196 -
#16 Mark Letestu (C) 33 1985 Elk Point, AB, CAN 5'10" 198 R
#17 Kelly Miller (C) 39 1979 Toledo, OH, USA 5'11" 170 L
#24 Gino Pisellini (RW) 31 1986 Melrose Park, IL, USA 6'0" 209 R
#15 B.J. Radovich (C) 35 1983 Hermantown, MN, USA 5'9" 185 R
#18 Kyle Rank (RW) 35 1982 Elmira, ON, CAN 6'1" 187 R
#17 Joe Santilli (F) 35 1982 Westwood, MA, USA 5'9" 165 R
#19 Vadim Slivchenko (RW) 48 1970 Kharkov, UKR 5'10" 190 L
#8 Jason Tejchma (F) 35 1983 Muskegon, MI, USA 5'10" 181 L
Position: G:4 D:12 F:25 | Av Age: 24.2 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt 199 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
06/15/2018
06/15/2018 Confirmed Leaving Derek Army (F) Leaving for Retired
06/06/2018
06/06/2018 Confirmed Leaving Kevin Schulze (D) Leaving for Västerviks IK
05/22/2018
05/22/2018 Rumour Leaving Frederik Tiffels (F) Leaving for Kölner Haie
05/09/2018
05/09/2018 Confirmed Leaving Dylan Zink (D) Leaving for Sparta Sarpsborg
04/11/2018
04/11/2018 Loan Leaving Cam Brown (F) Leaving for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
04/07/2018
04/07/2018 Confirmed Leaving Andrew Schmit (F) Leaving for Unknown
04/07/2018 Confirmed Leaving Danny Tirone (G) Leaving for Unknown
03/31/2018
03/31/2018 Confirmed Joining Louick Marcotte (F) Joining from Fort Wayne Komets
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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 8 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 7 Quarterfinal loss
Wheeling Nailers
1996-1997 ECHL 70 36 - 29 - 5 298 291 77 13 First round loss
1997-1998 ECHL 70 37 - 24 - 9 255 255 83 7 Conference Final loss
1998-1999 ECHL 70 27 - 37 - 6 206 249 60 26 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 ECHL 70 25 - 40 - 5 202 246 55 25 Did not make playoffs
2000-2001 ECHL 72 24 - 40 - 8 192 277 56 25 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 ECHL 72 36 - 32 - 4 213 208 76 20 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 ECHL 72 28 - 41 - 3 193 261 59 24 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 ECHL 72 51 - 17 - 4 259 188 106 2 Conference QF loss
2004-2005 ECHL 72 38 - 29 - 5 171 173 81 19 Did not make playoffs
2005-2006 ECHL 72 45 - 21 - 6 247 186 96 7 Conference SF loss
2006-2007 ECHL 72 32 - 34 - 6 215 255 70 13 Did not make playoffs
2007-2008 ECHL 72 22 - 43 - 7 186 284 51 15 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 ECHL 72 36 - 28 - 8 263 260 80 6 Conference QF loss
2009-2010 ECHL 72 33 - 32 - 7 240 249 73 10 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 ECHL 72 38 - 29 - 5 230 210 81 4 Conference Final loss
2011-2012 ECHL 72 37 - 26 - 9 219 202 83 6 Conference QF loss
2012-2013 ECHL 72 31 - 29 - 12 193 225 74 10 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 ECHL 72 39 - 27 - 6 216 196 84 2 -
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 - - - - - - - - - - -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Riley Brace (F) 2017-2018 Cortina AlpsHL 40 27 49 76 78
2. Casey Pierro-Zabotel (F) 2017-2018 Allen Americans ECHL 72 19 50 69 26
3. Parker Bowles (F) 2017-2018 Tilburg Trappers Germany3 44 29 37 66 26
4. Stephen MacAulay (F) 2017-2018 Florida Everblades ECHL 66 28 37 65 35
5. Ben Street (F) 2017-2018 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 73 21 44 65 22
6. Cody Sylvester (F) 2017-2018 EC Bad Nauheim DEL2 52 27 37 64 36
7. John McCarron (F) 2017-2018 Florida Everblades ECHL 66 29 34 63 99
8. Zack Torquato (F) 2017-2018 Cortina AlpsHL 34 28 35 63 26
9. Andrew Hotham (D) 2017-2018 Cardiff Devils EIHL 56 18 43 61 86
10. Ben Duffy (F) 2017-2018 Sterzing/Vipiteno AlpsHL 40 26 34 60 6
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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. Stefan Brännare (F) 231 27 46 73
2. Cliff Loya (D) 231 7 40 47
3. Zack Torquato (F) 229 66 129 195
4. Paul Cianfrini (D) 217 6 49 55
5. Tim Roberts (D) 215 50 180 230
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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
2017-2018 6'1" 187 lbs 24.12
2016-2017 6'1" 190 lbs 24.67
2015-2016 6'0" 191 lbs 23.64
2014-2015 6'0" 194 lbs 23.62
2013-2014 6'1" 196 lbs 23.49
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