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

2011-2012 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#29 Peter Delmas (G) 32 1990 Alliston, ON, CAN 6'3" 198 L
#30 Nick Eno (G) 33 1989 Howell, MI, USA 6'3" 190 L
#37 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 Nick Niedert (G) 40 1982 Hudson, IA, USA 5'8" 185 L
DEFENSEMEN
#20 Kyle Bushee (D) 37 1985 Otsego, MI, USA 6'1" 194 L
#3 Peter Child (D) 35 1988 South Burlington, VT, USA 6'0" 205 R
#2 Chris Clark (D) 35 1987 Philadelphia, PA, USA 6'3" 214 R
#4
Olivier Dame-Malka (D) 32 1990 Montréal, QC, CAN 5'10" 201 L
#19 Derek Foam (D) 34 1988 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6'2" 190 R
#15 Zach Hansen (D) 35 1987 White Bear Lake, MN, USA 5'10" 174 -
#16 Andrew Hotham (D) 36 1986 Barrie, ON, CAN 6'2" 185 L
#6 Peter Merth (D)   “A” 35 1987 New Westminster, BC, CAN 6'3" 225 R
#8
Nick Plastino (D) 36 1986 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN 5'11" 198 R
#24 Tim Priamo (D) 34 1988 Guelph, ON, CAN 6'2" 194 L
#25 Adam Ross (D) 36 1986 Red Deer, AB, CAN 6'4" 209 L
#5
Philip Samuelsson (D) 31 1991 Leksand, SWE 6'2" 194 L
#10 Jordon Southorn (D) 32 1990 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'1" 185 L
#28 Joe Tolles (D) 34 1988 Toledo, OH, USA 6'0" 181 L
#3 Scooter Vaughan (D/RW) 33 1989 Placentia, CA, USA 6'0" 194 R
#2 Cody Wild (D) 35 1987 Limestone, ME, USA 6'1" 183 L
FORWARDS
#23 Chris Barton (LW/C) 35 1987 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'11" 183 L
#19 Mikaël Bédard (RW) 35 1987 Montréal, QC, CAN 5'10" 190 L
#17 David Brownschidle (RW) 33 1989 Lawrenceville, NJ, USA 6'1" 185 R
#9 Cody Chupp (C) 37 1985 Big Rapids, MI, USA 6'0" 185 R
#22
Paul Crowder (C)   “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 Brian Day (RW) 34 1988 Danvers, MA, USA 6'0" 194 R
#17
Devin DiDiomete (LW) 34 1988 Stratford, ON, CAN 6'1" 209 L
#14 Ben Farrer (F) 34 1988 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'1" 170 L
#18 Cam Fergus (C) 36 1986 Brantford, ON, CAN 6'0" 196 L
#10 Patrick Johnson (F) 33 1989 Madison, WI, USA 5'9" 159 -
#18 Alec Kirschner (LW) 36 1986 Dix Hills, NY, USA 5'9" 174 R
#19 Eric Kroshus (F) 33 1989 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'1" 196 R
#18 Chris Kushneriuk (F) 36 1986 Ottawa, ON, CAN 6'0" 192 R
#13
Peter Lenes (RW) 36 1986 Shelburne, VT, USA 5'4" 161 L
#12 Matt Lombardi (RW) 35 1987 Milton, MA, USA 5'11" 185 R
#27 Denver Manderson (LW) 33 1989 Fergus, ON, CAN 5'10" 174 R
#11 Christiaan Minella (RW) 37 1985 Aurora, CO, USA 6'2" 205 R
#19 Tyler Moir (RW) 34 1988 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'1" 198 R
#17 Martin Moucha (C) 39 1983 Mlada Boleslav, CZE 6'0" 185 L
#21 Louke Oakley (RW) 33 1989 Whitby, ON, CAN 5'10" 185 R
#17 Nick Petersen (RW/LW) 33 1989 Wakefield, QC, CAN 6'3" 194 R
#13 Matt Rust (C) 33 1989 Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA 5'9" 194 L
#28 Matt Schepke (LW) 38 1985 Warren, MI, USA 5'9" 194 L
#26 Ryan Schnell (LW) 34 1989 Cary, IL, USA 6'3" 216 L
#21 Paul Thompson (RW) 34 1988 Derry, NH, USA 6'1" 201 R
#7 Zack Torquato (C) 33 1989 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN 6'0" 194 R
#8 Chase Watson (F) 40 1982 Media, PA, USA 6'0" 194 L
#3 Ben Winnett (LW) 33 1989 New Westminster, BC, CAN 5'11" 172 R
Position: G: 4, D: 13, F: 21 | Av Age: 23.89 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 191 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 23 players
22 players
2 players
1 player
1 player
1 player
Experience Wheeling Nailers: 2 563 GP
NHL: 37 GP
WC: 27 GP
SHL: 207 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 77 GP
Liiga: 55 GP
KHL: 92 GP
Czechia: 3 GP
AHL: 2 639 GP
DEL: 305 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
02/01/2023
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
01/24/2023
01/24/2023 Up/Down Joining Tommy Nappier (G) 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 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. Carter Rowney (F) 2022-2023 Löwen Frankfurt DEL 46 17 30 47 14
5. Jacob Lagacé (F) 2022-2023 ESV Kaufbeuren DEL2 36 13 34 47 25
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" 194 lbs 24.96
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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