Team Facts

2017-2018 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#31 Nick Commesso (G) 25 1992 Marshfield, MA, USA 6'2" 179 L
#1 Billy Higgins (G) 36 1981 Wheeling, WV, USA 5'10" 165 R
#1 William King (G) 24 1994 Valencia, PA, USA 6'3" 196 L
#31 Sean Maguire (G) 25 1993 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'2" 203 L
#29 Adam Morrison (G) 27 1991 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'3" 192 L
#31 Matthew O'Connor (G) 26 1992 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'6" 205 L
#1 Jason Pucciarelli (G) 25 1993 Newmarket, ON, CAN 6'1" 185 R
#1 Joe Spadaccini (G) 29 1989 Canton, NY, USA 5'9" 174 L
#30 Colin Stevens (G) 25 1993 Niskayuna, NY, USA 6'2" 181 L
#1 Danny Tirone (G) 24 1994 Trumbull, CT, USA 5'11" 174 R
DEFENSEMEN
#18 Matt Abt (D) 24 1993 Leduc, AB, CAN 6'4" 181 L
#4 Jake Bolton (D) 26 1992 Ellington, CT, USA 6'2" 223 L
#2 Nolan Descoteaux (D) 28 1989 Dallas, TX, USA 6'1" 205 L
#37 Benjamin Dieudé-Fauvel (D) 31 1986 Bordeaux, FRA 6'2" 216 L
#5 Danny Fick (D)   “A” 26 1991 Marine on St. Croix, MN, USA 5'11" 181 R
#4 Sean Gammage (D) 27 1991 Wildwood, MO, USA 6'4" 216 R
#4 Owen Headrick (D) 20 1997 Garden River, ON, CAN 6'0" 194 R
#4 Jerry Laakso (D) 25 1993 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 185 L
#3 Ross McMullan (D) 26 1991 Las Vegas, NV, USA 6'4" 212 R
#6 Dan Milan (D) 26 1992 Detroit, MI, USA 6'3" 190 L
#4 Ethan Prow (D) 25 1992 Sauk Rapids, MN, USA 5'11" 181 R
#33 Dalton Reum (D) 26 1992 Camrose, AB, CAN 6'3" 170 R
#9 Jaynen Rissling (D/LW) 24 1993 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'4" 205 L
#9 Nick Schneider (D/F) 33 1984 Maplewood, MN, USA 5'9" 170 R
#26 Kevin Schulze (D) 25 1993 White Bear Lake, MN, USA 5'10" 174 L
#2
Kevin Spinozzi (D) 22 1996 Granby, QC, CAN 6'2" 201 L
#25 Jeff Taylor (D) 24 1994 Clifton Park, NY, USA 5'11" 181 L
#4 Kyle Thacker (D) 25 1993 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6'3" 205 L
#27 Zach Tolkinen (D) 28 1989 Lino Lakes, MN, USA 6'3" 190 R
#12 Ayrton Valente (D) 25 1993 Vaughan, ON, CAN 5'10" 181 L
#28 Dylan Zink (D) 25 1992 Madison, WI, USA 6'0" 181 L
FORWARDS
#16 Derek Army (C)   “C” 27 1991 North Kingstown, RI, USA 5'11" 170 R
#12 Bryan Arneson (F) 25 1993 Sherwood Park, AB, CAN 5'11" 181 L
#37 Marcus Basara (RW) 25 1993 Vancouver, BC, CAN 6'0" 201 R
#22 Jeremy Beirnes (F) 30 1988 Edson, AB, CAN 6'0" 192 L
#14 Riley Bourbonnais (C) 24 1993 Rochester, NY, USA 5'11" 194 L
#21 Cam Brown (C) 25 1993 Natick, MA, USA 5'7" 157 L
#20 Jarrett Burton (C) 27 1990 Echo Bay, ON, CAN 6'0" 183 L
#19 J.C. Campagna (LW) 25 1993 Dallas, TX, USA 6'4" 205 L
#15 Johnny Daniels (F) 25 1993 Andover, MA, USA 5'10" 161 L
#18 Hunter Fejes (LW) 24 1994 Anchorage, AK, USA 6'1" 190 L
#15 Chris Francis (C) 29 1989 Las Vegas, NV, USA 6'1" 161 R
#24 Reid Gardiner (RW) 22 1996 Prince Albert, SK, CAN 5'11" 185 R
#20 Matt Harrington (C) 27 1990 North Port, FL, USA 5'11" 194 R
#10 Troy Josephs (C) 24 1994 Whitby, ON, CAN 6'1" 183 L
#13 Daniel Leavens (C) 25 1993 Thornhill, ON, CAN 6'1" 201 R
#19 Louick Marcotte (RW) 24 1994 Longueuil, QC, CAN 6'1" 201 R
#13 Ryan Marcuz (F) 29 1989 Richmond Hill, ON, CAN 6'0" 205 L
#23 Garrett Meurs (C/RW) 25 1993 Ripley, ON, CAN 5'11" 181 R
#12
Tyler Murovich (C) 28 1989 Pittsburgh, PA, USA 5'9" 187 L
#12 Colin Murray (RW) 28 1989 Oshawa, ON, CAN 6'4" 207 L
#17 Kenny Ryan (RW) 27 1991 Franklin, MI, USA 6'0" 205 R
#9 Andrew Schmit (RW) 26 1991 Grafton, WI, USA 6'5" 225 R
#8 Nick Sorkin (LW/RW)   “A” 27 1991 Rockville, MD, USA 6'3" 209 L
#32
Daniel Tedesco (LW) 24 1993 Maple, ON, CAN 6'0" 205 L
#7 Frederik Tiffels (LW) 23 1995 Köln, GER 6'0" 192 L
#18 Michael Turner (LW) 22 1995 Chicago, IL, USA 6'2" 207 L
#20 Dylan Vander Esch (F) 24 1994 San Jose, CA, USA 6'1" 190 R
#36 Tyler VanKleef (F) 26 1992 Dundas, ON, CAN 6'0" 181 L
#11 Cody Wydo (LW) 27 1991 Allen Park, MI, USA 5'10" 174 L
Position: G:8 D:14 F:19 | Av Age: 25.73 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt 189 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
07/17/2018
07/17/2018 Confirmed Joining Alex Rauter (F) Joining from Atlanta Gladiators
07/13/2018
07/13/2018 Confirmed Joining Dalton Carter (D) Joining from Utica College
07/11/2018
07/11/2018 Confirmed Joining Cédric Lacroix (F) Joining from Univ. of Maine
07/09/2018
07/09/2018 Confirmed Leaving Cam Brown (F) Leaving for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
07/06/2018
07/06/2018 Confirmed Leaving Cody Wydo (F) Leaving for Thurgau
07/06/2018 Confirmed Leaving Kenny Ryan (F) Leaving for Thurgau
07/02/2018
07/02/2018 Confirmed Joining Aaron Titcomb (D) Joining from Merrimack College
07/02/2018 Confirmed Leaving Zach Tolkinen (D) Leaving for Maine Mariners
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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. Tim Wallace (F) 2018-2019 Milton Keynes Lightning EIHL - - - - -
2. John McCarron (F) 2018-2019 Florida Everblades ECHL - - - - -
3. Dylan Zink (D) 2018-2019 Sparta Sarpsborg Norway - - - - -
4. Riley Brace (F) 2018-2019 Herning Blue Fox Denmark - - - - -
5. Jean-Sébastien Dea (F) 2018-2019 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL - - - - -
6. Adam Payerl (F) 2018-2019 Augsburger Panther DEL - - - - -
7. Josh Archibald (F) 2018-2019 Tucson Roadrunners AHL - - - - -
8. Stephen MacAulay (F) 2018-2019 Tölzer Löwen DEL2 - - - - -
9. Jeff Taylor (D) 2018-2019 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL - - - - -
10. Morgan Ellis (D) 2018-2019 Kölner Haie DEL - - - - -
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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
2018-2019 6'1" 190 lbs 24.80
2017-2018 6'1" 189 lbs 25.73
2016-2017 6'1" 190 lbs 25.74
2015-2016 6'0" 191 lbs 24.67
2014-2015 6'0" 194 lbs 24.62
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