Team Facts
Plays in ECHL Team colours Red + Black + White + Gold Town Wheeling, WV, USA Founded 1988

2010-2011 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#30 Mike Brown (G) 37 1985 Baldwinsville, NY, USA 6'0" 176 L
#29 Peter Delmas (G) 32 1990 Alliston, ON, CAN 6'3" 198 L
#30 Dan Dunn (G) 34 1988 Oshawa, ON, CAN 6'5" 216 L
#30 Billy Higgins (G) 41 1981 Wheeling, WV, USA 5'10" 165 R
#1 Patrick Killeen (G) 32 1990 Almonte, ON, CAN 6'4" 192 L
#30 Brian Markowicz (G) 40 1982 Novi, MI, USA 6'1" 201 R
#29 Mattias Modig (G) 35 1987 Luleå, SWE 6'2" 179 L
#30 Adam Morrison (G) 31 1991 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'3" 192 L
DEFENSEMEN
#4 Sébastien Bisaillon (D) 36 1986 Mont-Laurier, QC, CAN 6'0" 205 R
#8 Channing Boe (D) 36 1986 Bemidji, MN, USA 6'3" 190 L
#20 Kyle Bushee (D) 37 1985 Otsego, MI, USA 6'1" 194 L
#23 Jason DeSantis (D) 36 1986 Oxford, MI, USA 5'11" 190 R
#26 Brett Dickinson (D) 36 1986 Furlong, PA, USA 5'11" 194 R
#3 Alan Dorich (D) 36 1986 Orland Park, IL, USA 6'2" 205 R
#2 Mike Gershon (D) 38 1984 Sparta, NJ, USA 5'10" 194 R
#16 Alex Grant (D) 34 1989 Antigonish, NS, CAN 6'3" 209 R
#4 Zach Hansen (D) 35 1987 White Bear Lake, MN, USA 5'10" 174 -
#12 Dan Henningson (D) 39 1984 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'1" 190 L
#3 Trevor Hunt (D/F) 36 1986 Maple Ridge, BC, CAN 5'11" 185 L
#8 Brock Meadows (D) 36 1986 Mission, BC, CAN 6'0" 201 L
#6 Peter Merth (D) 35 1987 New Westminster, BC, CAN 6'3" 225 R
#9
Nick Tuzzolino (D) 37 1986 Buffalo, NY, USA 6'6" 225 R
#14
David Urquhart (D)   “A” 38 1984 Thorold, ON, CAN 6'0" 190 L
FORWARDS
#10 Jeremy Akeson (LW) 38 1984 Ottawa, ON, CAN 6'2" 220 L
#19 Mikaël Bédard (RW) 35 1987 Montréal, QC, CAN 5'10" 190 L
#9 Hunter Bishop (LW/C) 35 1987 Fairbanks, AK, USA 6'0" 185 L
#22
Paul Crowder (C) 37 1985 Victoria, BC, CAN 6'3" 203 R
#21
Tim Crowder (RW/C) 36 1986 Victoria, BC, CAN 6'2" 194 R
#26 Sam D'Agostino (F) 36 1986 Medford, MA, USA 6'0" 203 L
#13 Brandon DeFazio (LW/RW) 34 1988 Oakville, ON, CAN 6'2" 198 L
#27 Joey Haddad (LW) 34 1988 Sydney, NS, CAN 6'2" 205 L
#28 Alec Kirschner (LW) 36 1986 Dix Hills, NY, USA 5'9" 174 R
#18 Chris Kushneriuk (F) 36 1986 Ottawa, ON, CAN 6'0" 192 R
#17 Andrew Lord (C/RW)   “C” 37 1985 West Vancouver, BC, CAN 6'3" 205 R
#26 Anthony Maiani (C) 33 1989 Shelby Township, MI, USA 5'8" 165 L
#22 David Marshall (RW) 37 1985 Buffalo, MN, USA 5'11" 183 R
#7 Dany Massé (LW) 34 1988 La Pocatière, QC, CAN 5'10" 179 L
#13 John May (LW) 41 1981 Livonia, MI, USA 5'10" 174 L
#18 Kelly Miller (C) 43 1979 Toledo, OH, USA 5'11" 170 L
#9 Christiaan Minella (RW) 37 1985 Aurora, CO, USA 6'2" 205 R
#7
Tyler Murovich (C) 33 1989 Pittsburgh, PA, USA 5'9" 187 L
#11 Andrew Orpik (F)   “A” 36 1986 East Amherst, NY, USA 6'3" 201 R
#21 Nick Petersen (RW/LW) 33 1989 Wakefield, QC, CAN 6'3" 194 R
#16 Casey Pierro-Zabotel (C) 34 1988 Kamloops, BC, CAN 6'2" 207 L
#9 Jean-Michel Rizk (RW) 36 1986 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'1" 194 R
#24 Doug Rogers (D/C) 35 1988 Watertown, MA, USA 6'1" 196 R
#28 Ryan Schnell (LW) 34 1989 Cary, IL, USA 6'3" 216 L
#8 Alex Smigelski (F) 35 1987 Mountain Lakes, NJ, USA 6'2" 209 R
#18 Darryl Smith (C) 35 1987 St. Catharines, ON, CAN 5'10" 170 L
#10 Ben Street (C/LW) 35 1987 Coquitlam, BC, CAN 6'0" 196 L
#27
Joe Tallari (LW) 42 1980 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN 6'0" 194 L
#26 Mike Thomson (RW) 38 1984 La Habra Heights, CA, USA 6'0" 185 L
#16 Jeremy Tucker (C) 42 1980 Long Beach, CA, USA 5'10" 185 R
#15 Kris Vernarsky (C)   “A” 40 1982 Detroit, MI, USA 6'3" 196 L
#26 Brett Watson (F) 37 1985 Media, PA, USA 5'10" 172 R
#13 Jason Weeks (C) 37 1985 Seattle, WA, USA 5'10" 198 R
Position: G: 7, D: 11, F: 25 | Av Age: 23.79 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt: 195 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 29 players
26 players
1 player
Experience Wheeling Nailers: 2 519 GP
NHL: 87 GP
OG: 7 GP
SHL: 143 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 12 GP
Liiga: 109 GP
KHL: 322 GP
Czechia: 20 GP
AHL: 3 221 GP
DEL: 513 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name WesBanco Arena Location Wheeling, WV, USA Capacity 5 406 Construction Year 1977
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
02/03/2023
02/03/2023 Up/Down Joining Cam Hausinger (F) Joining from Milwaukee Admirals
02/03/2023 Loan Leaving Justin Addamo (F) Leaving for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
02/01/2023
02/01/2023 Confirmed Leaving Adam Smith (D) Leaving for HC Oceláři Třinec
01/31/2023
01/31/2023 Up/Down Joining Brooklyn Kalmikov (F) Joining from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
01/31/2023 Up/Down Joining Tommy Nappier (G) Joining from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
01/31/2023 Confirmed Leaving Chase Zieky (F) Leaving for Maine Mariners
01/27/2023
01/27/2023 Up/Down Leaving Tommy Nappier (G) Leaving for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
01/26/2023
01/26/2023 Up/Down Leaving Roy Kanda (D) Leaving for Vermilion County Bobcats
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
Wheeling Thunderbirds
1993-1994 ECHL 68 38 - 23 - 7 327 289 83 1.22 3 Semifinal loss
1994-1995 ECHL 68 46 - 17 - 5 313 243 97 1.43 1 First round loss
1995-1996 ECHL 70 42 - 23 - 5 289 261 89 1.27 2 Quarterfinal loss
Wheeling Nailers
1996-1997 ECHL 70 36 - 29 - 5 298 291 77 1.10 4 First round loss
1997-1998 ECHL 70 37 - 24 - 9 255 255 83 1.19 2 Conference Final loss
1998-1999 ECHL 70 27 - 37 - 6 206 249 60 0.86 6 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 ECHL 70 25 - 40 - 5 202 246 55 0.79 5 Did not make playoffs
2000-2001 ECHL 72 24 - 40 - 8 192 277 56 0.78 5 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 ECHL 72 36 - 32 - 4 213 208 76 1.06 5 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 ECHL 72 28 - 41 - 3 193 261 59 0.82 6 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 ECHL 72 51 - 17 - 4 259 188 106 1.47 1 Division Semifinal loss
2004-2005 ECHL 72 38 - 29 - 5 171 173 81 1.13 6 Did not make playoffs
2005-2006 ECHL 72 45 - 21 - 6 247 186 96 1.33 2 Division Final loss
2006-2007 ECHL 72 32 - 34 - 6 215 255 70 0.97 7 Did not make playoffs
2007-2008 ECHL 72 22 - 43 - 7 186 284 51 0.71 7 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 ECHL 72 36 - 28 - 8 263 260 80 1.11 4 Division Semifinal loss
2009-2010 ECHL 72 33 - 32 - 7 240 249 73 1.01 4 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 ECHL 72 38 - 29 - 5 230 210 81 1.13 2 Conference Final loss
2011-2012 ECHL 72 37 - 26 - 9 219 202 83 1.15 2 Conference QF loss
2012-2013 ECHL 72 31 - 29 - 12 193 225 74 1.03 3 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 ECHL 72 39 - 27 - 6 216 196 84 1.17 2 Conference SF loss
2014-2015 ECHL 72 37 - 33 - 2 210 213 76 1.06 4 Division Semifinal loss
2015-2016 ECHL 72 37 - 26 - 9 214 211 83 1.15 2 Final loss
2016-2017 ECHL 72 34 - 30 - 8 244 239 76 1.06 5 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 ECHL 72 35 - 28 - 9 248 245 79 1.10 5 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 ECHL 72 31 - 31 - 10 239 240 72 1.00 6 Did not make playoffs
2019-2020 ECHL 59 24 - 30 - 5 163 206 53 0.90 6 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 ECHL 68 22 - 39 - 7 196 241 51 0.75 7 Did not make playoffs
2021-2022 ECHL 72 37 - 31 - 4 243 247 78 1.08 3 Division Final loss
2022-2023 ECHL 42 19 - 19 - 4 122 132 42 1.00 5 -
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Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Tim Wallace (F) 2022-2023 Milton Keynes Lightning NIHL 37 14 50 64 18
2. Daniel Tedesco (F) 2022-2023 Guildford Flames EIHL 37 21 34 55 10
3. Michael Joly (F) 2022-2023 HPK Liiga 48 21 28 49 12
4. Jacob Lagacé (F) 2022-2023 ESV Kaufbeuren DEL2 36 13 34 47 25
5. Carter Rowney (F) 2022-2023 Löwen Frankfurt DEL 45 17 29 46 12
6. Daniel Leavens (F) 2022-2023 HC Innsbruck ICEHL 37 19 25 44 14
7. Brandon Hawkins (F) 2022-2023 Toledo Walleye ECHL 38 19 25 44 35
8. Garrett Meurs (F) 2022-2023 Ripley Wolves WOAA 19 24 16 40 26
9. Tim Doherty (F) 2022-2023 Maine Mariners ECHL 38 14 25 39 16
10. Christopher Brown (F) 2022-2023 Jacksonville Icemen ECHL 42 14 25 39 18
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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 2.05
2. Robert Guillet (F) 15 16 30 2.00
3. Will Reilly (D) 3 2 6 2.00
4. Yves Sarault (F) 2 1 4 2.00
5. Paul Thompson (F) 1 1 2 2.00
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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
2022-2023 6'1" 191 lbs 25.00
2021-2022 6'1" 191 lbs 24.89
2020-2021 6'0" 190 lbs 24.96
2019-2020 6'0" 191 lbs 24.23
2018-2019 6'1" 193 lbs 25.24
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