Team Facts

2014-2015 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#1 Brandon Billie (G) 26 1993 Ottawa, ON, CAN 6'0" 181 L
#30 Eric Hartzell (G) 30 1989 White Bear Lake, MN, USA 6'4" 205 L
#1 Billy Higgins (G) 38 1981 Wheeling, WV, USA 5'10" 165 R
#1 John McFarland (G) 25 1994 Wheeling, WV, USA 5'9" 185 L
#1 Mike Nepsa (G) 30 1989 Apollo, PA, USA 5'9" 170 L
#29 Franky Palazzese (G) 26 1993 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6'1" 174 L
#1 Brandon Whitney (G) 25 1994 Kentville, NS, CAN 6'5" 194 L
#1 Jeff Wyer (G) 28 1991 Winchester, MA, USA 6'1" 185 L
DEFENSEMEN
#24 Ben Blood (D) 30 1989 Plymouth, MN, USA 6'4" 227 L
#24 Alex Boak (D) 30 1989 Potsdam, NY, USA 6'1" 216 R
#8 Tanner Burton (D) 31 1988 Echo Bay, ON, CAN 6'1" 185 R
#4 Paul Cianfrini (D) 30 1989 Dundas, ON, CAN 6'0" 205 L
#6 Nicholas D'Agostino (D) 29 1990 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6'2" 203 L
#3 Morgan Ellis (D) 27 1992 Ellerslie-Bideford, PE, CAN 6'2" 207 R
#14 Tommy Fallen (D) 28 1991 Plymouth, MN, USA 5'9" 174 L
#32 Nicholas Kuqali (D) 34 1985 Dallas, TX, USA 6'3" 209 R
#14 Tristin Llewellyn (D) 30 1989 Ann Arbor, MI, USA 6'1" 179 L
#9 David Makowski (D) 30 1989 Wildwood, MO, USA 6'1" 205 R
#2 Mike Ratchuk (D/LW) 31 1988 Buffalo, NY, USA 5'10" 190 L
#5
Harrison Ruopp (D) 26 1993 Zehner, SK, CAN 6'3" 192 R
#3 Justin Sefton (D) 26 1993 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN 6'3" 227 R
#22 Clark Seymour (D) 26 1993 Brockville, ON, CAN 6'4" 216 R
#26 Bobby Shea (D) 29 1990 Harrison Township, MI, USA 5'11" 194 R
#32 Ben Shutron (D) 31 1988 Orleans, ON, CAN 6'1" 185 R
#18 Mike Slowikowski (D) 30 1989 Ewing, NJ, USA 6'6" 216 -
#24 Evan Wardley (D) 25 1994 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'3" 218 R
#8
Zach Yuen (D) 26 1993 Vancouver, BC, CAN 6'0" 196 L
FORWARDS
#24
Josh Archibald (RW) 27 1992 Regina, SK, CAN 5'10" 176 R
#16 Derek Army (C) 28 1991 North Kingstown, RI, USA 5'11" 170 R
#19 Shane Bakker (C) 32 1987 Ottawa, ON, CAN 6'4" 209 L
#27 Troy Barss (C) 29 1990 Barrie, ON, CAN 5'11" 185 L
#23 Riley Brace (RW/LW) 27 1992 Fitzroy Harbour, ON, CAN 5'11" 181 L
#20 Jarrett Burton (C) 28 1990 Echo Bay, ON, CAN 6'0" 187 L
#7 Jean-Sébastien Dea (C/RW) 25 1994 Laval, QC, CAN 5'11" 174 R
#6 Francis Drolet (C) 29 1990 Lachine, QC, CAN 5'10" 190 L
#10 Tyler Fernandez (LW) 31 1988 Bloomfield, CT, USA 5'9" 190 R
#11 Stefan Fournier (RW) 27 1992 Dorval, QC, CAN 6'3" 225 R
#24
Max Gavin (F) 30 1989 Edina, MN, USA 6'2" 205 L
#12 David Gilbert (C) 28 1991 Châteauguay, QC, CAN 6'2" 205 L
#21 Sahir Gill (C/LW) 27 1992 Terrace, BC, CAN 5'11" 170 L
#14 Matt Harrington (F/D) 29 1990 North Port, FL, USA 5'10" 192 R
#98 Chaz Johnson (RW) 35 1984 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'1" 216 R
#11 Adam Krause (RW/C) 28 1991 Hermantown, MN, USA 6'3" 205 R
#7 Max MacKay (RW) 28 1991 Cranston, RI, USA 6'1" 185 R
#26
Don Maloney Jr. (F) 31 1988 New York, NY, USA 6'1" 185 R
#18 Matia Marcantuoni (C/LW) 25 1994 Mountain, ON, CAN 6'0" 201 R
#13 Patrick McGrath (RW) 26 1993 Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA 5'10" 201 R
#11
Tyler Murovich (C) 30 1989 Pittsburgh, PA, USA 5'9" 187 L
#17 Carter Rowney (C/RW) 30 1989 Sexsmith, AB, CAN 6'2" 205 R
#17 Shawn Skelly (RW) 32 1987 Walled Lake, MI, USA 5'10" 203 R
#15 Zack Torquato (C) 30 1989 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN 6'0" 194 R
#17 Cody Wydo (LW) 28 1991 Allen Park, MI, USA 5'10" 174 L
Position: G:6 D:15 F:21 | Av Age: 24.9 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 194 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
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
10/29/2019
10/29/2019 Up/Down Leaving Brandon Lubin (D) Leaving for Evansville Thunderbolts
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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 20 8 - 8 - 4 63 76 20 4 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Josh Shalla (F) 2019-2020 SC Csíkszereda Erste Liga 26 24 28 52 -
2. Riley Brace (F) 2019-2020 EHC Winterthur NLB 26 15 19 34 48
3. Jordon Southorn (D) 2019-2020 HC Banska Bystrica Slovakia 26 10 22 32 29
4. Troy Josephs (F) 2019-2020 EHC Visp NLB 23 9 21 30 65
5. Nicolas Erb Ekholm (F) 2019-2020 IK Pantern Division 3 13 12 15 27 2
6. Ben Duffy (F) 2019-2020 EC Kassel Huskies DEL2 24 8 19 27 4
7. Zack Torquato (F) 2019-2020 EHC Winterthur NLB 26 6 21 27 18
8. Luke Pither (F) 2019-2020 EHC Freiburg DEL2 23 10 16 26 26
9. Andrew Schmit (F) 2019-2020 Vänersborgs HC Division 2 19 13 11 24 10
10. Ben Street (F) 2019-2020 Binghamton Devils AHL 22 8 16 24 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. 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" 192 lbs 24.04
2018-2019 6'1" 193 lbs 26.15
2017-2018 6'1" 189 lbs 26.05
2016-2017 6'1" 189 lbs 26.09
2015-2016 6'0" 190 lbs 24.86
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