Team Facts

2015-2016 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#29 J.P. Anderson (G) 26 1992 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'11" 185 R
#30 Casey DeSmith (G) 27 1991 Rochester, NH, USA 6'0" 181 L
#31 Brian Foster (G) 31 1987 Pembroke, NH, USA 6'2" 185 L
#1 Mike Nepsa (G) 29 1989 Apollo, PA, USA 5'9" 170 L
#29 Franky Palazzese (G) 25 1993 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6'1" 174 L
#30 Jake Reed (G) 24 1994 Coal Valley, IL, USA 6'2" 190 L
#31 Daniel Spence (G) 30 1988 Langley, BC, CAN 6'1" 196 R
DEFENSEMEN
#3 Mickaël Beauregard (D) 24 1994 St-Jérôme, QC, CAN 6'3" 190 L
#9 Louis Bélisle (D) 27 1991 L'Ancienne-Lorette, QC, CAN 5'9" 176 L
#8 Tanner Burton (D) 30 1988 Echo Bay, ON, CAN 6'1" 185 R
#4 Paul Cianfrini (D) 29 1989 Dundas, ON, CAN 6'0" 205 L
#18
Dallas Ehrhardt (D) 26 1992 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'4" 225 L
#5 Danny Fick (D) 27 1991 Marine on St. Croix, MN, USA 5'11" 181 R
#6 Mike Gunn (D) 26 1992 Livonia, MI, USA 6'3" 201 L
#18
Mathew Maione (D) 28 1990 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'9" 196 L
#6 James Melindy (D) 25 1993 Goulds, NL, CAN 6'3" 203 R
#3
Nilan Nagy (D) 26 1991 Canonsburg, PA, USA 6'0" 201 R
#2 Harrison Ruopp (D) 25 1993 Zehner, SK, CAN 6'3" 192 R
#8 Kevin Schulze (D) 25 1993 White Bear Lake, MN, USA 5'10" 174 L
#22 Clark Seymour (D) 25 1993 Brockville, ON, CAN 6'4" 216 R
#6 Mike Slowikowski (D) 29 1989 Ewing, NJ, USA 6'6" 216 -
#27 Brett Stern (D) 26 1992 St. Paul, MN, USA 6'3" 194 L
#28 Evan Wardley (D) 24 1994 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'3" 218 R
FORWARDS
#21 Andrew Ammon (RW/C) 28 1990 Anchorage, AK, USA 6'0" 185 L
#16 Derek Army (C) 27 1991 North Kingstown, RI, USA 5'11" 170 R
#19 Shane Bakker (C) 31 1987 Ottawa, ON, CAN 6'4" 209 L
#28
Tyler Biggs (RW/C) 25 1993 Binghamton, NY, USA 6'2" 205 R
#26 Parker Bowles (LW/C) 23 1995 Kelowna, BC, CAN 6'1" 172 L
#23 Riley Brace (RW/LW) 26 1992 Fitzroy Harbour, ON, CAN 5'11" 181 L
#20 Jarrett Burton (C)   “A” 27 1990 Echo Bay, ON, CAN 6'0" 187 L
#12 Andrew Cerretani (C/RW) 26 1992 Pelham, NH, USA 5'10" 181 R
#10 Chris Ciotti (C) 28 1990 Romeo, MI, USA 5'10" 179 R
#8 Rob De Fulviis (C) 26 1992 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'10" 170 R
#21 Sahir Gill (C/LW) 26 1992 Terrace, BC, CAN 5'11" 170 L
#9 Tim Hall (F) 28 1990 Sewickley, PA, USA 5'8" 174 L
#26 Adam Krause (RW/C) 27 1991 Hermantown, MN, USA 6'3" 205 R
#17 Jordan Kwas (C) 29 1989 Cochrane, AB, CAN 5'10" 183 R
#28 Massimo Lamacchia (C) 27 1991 Vaughan, ON, CAN 5'8" 161 R
#7 Connor Leen (LW) 26 1992 Chester, NY, USA 5'9" 165 L
#24 Ty Loney (RW) 26 1992 Valencia, PA, USA 6'3" 205 R
#10 Matia Marcantuoni (C/LW) 24 1994 Mountain, ON, CAN 6'0" 201 R
#25 John McCarron (RW/C) 26 1992 Macomb Township, MI, USA 6'3" 218 R
#13 Patrick McGrath (RW) 25 1993 Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA 5'10" 201 R
#9 Dan O'Donoghue (C/LW) 27 1991 Port Jefferson, NY, USA 6'5" 201 L
#12 Mathieu Papineau (RW) 28 1990 Brossard, QC, CAN - - R
#14 Matt Tabrum (RW) 27 1991 Colorado Springs, CO, USA 5'10" 185 R
#15 Zack Torquato (C) 29 1989 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN 6'0" 194 R
#11 Cody Wydo (LW) 27 1991 Allen Park, MI, USA 5'10" 174 L
#28 Anton Zlobin (RW/LW) 25 1993 Moskva, RUS 5'11" 196 R
Position: G:6 D:14 F:22 | Av Age: 24.88 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 190 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
12/11/2018
12/11/2018 Confirmed Leaving Tyler Bird (F) Leaving for Reading Royals
12/11/2018 Loan Joining Frank Schumacher (D) Joining from Evansville Thunderbolts
12/06/2018
12/06/2018 Confirmed Joining Keegan Asmundson (G) Joining from Kalamazoo Wings
12/04/2018
12/04/2018 Loan Joining Jordan Ruby (G) Joining from Macon Mayhem
12/01/2018
12/01/2018 Confirmed Joining Nick Niedert (G) Joining from No team
11/28/2018
11/28/2018 Loan Joining Mike Fazio (F) Joining from Evansville Thunderbolts
11/26/2018
11/26/2018 Up/Down Leaving Troy Josephs (F) Leaving for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
11/23/2018
11/23/2018 Up/Down Leaving John Muse (G) Leaving for 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 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 24 11 - 11 - 2 76 72 24 6 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Paul Crowder (F) 2018-2019 Fife Flyers EIHL 26 15 20 35 38
2. Stephen MacAulay (F) 2018-2019 Tölzer Löwen DEL2 27 15 19 34 18
3. Nick Petersen (F) 2018-2019 Klagenfurter AC EBEL 26 14 20 34 26
4. Mathew Maione (D) 2018-2019 Dinamo Riga KHL 37 8 25 33 12
5. Louke Oakley (F) 2018-2019 EK Zell am See AlpsHL 20 10 21 31 6
6. Garrett Meurs (F) 2018-2019 Ripley Wolves WOAA 14 16 12 28 26
7. Cody Wydo (F) 2018-2019 HC Thurgau NLB 24 15 13 28 2
8. Luke Pither (F) 2018-2019 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 30 12 16 28 30
9. Cody Sylvester (F) 2018-2019 EC Bad Nauheim DEL2 26 12 15 27 14
10. Tomas Klempa (F) 2018-2019 MAC Újbuda Slovakia 33 16 10 26 12
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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. Danny Fick (D) 217 12 45 57
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
2018-2019 6'1" 193 lbs 24.88
2017-2018 6'1" 189 lbs 26.07
2016-2017 6'1" 190 lbs 26.09
2015-2016 6'0" 190 lbs 24.88
2014-2015 6'0" 194 lbs 24.90
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