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

2021-2022 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#31 Robert Behling (G) 33 1989 Pittsburgh, PA, USA 6'2" 185 L
#31 Matthew Calas (G) 26 1996 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6'1" 185 L
#72 Brody Claeys (G) 26 1996 Dauphin, MB, CAN 6'4" 209 L
#33 Alex D'Orio (G) 23 1999 Sherbrooke, QC, CAN 6'2" 209 R
#35 Louis-Philip Guindon (G) 27 1995 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'1" 181 L
#37 Billy Higgins (G) 41 1981 Wheeling, WV, USA 5'10" 165 R
#31
Hayden Lavigne (G) 26 1996 Brampton, ON, CAN 6'3" 201 L
#40 Stefanos Lekkas (G) 27 1996 Elburn, IL, USA 6'0" 181 L
#30 Brian Matesevac (G) 35 1988 Elizabethtown, PA, USA 6'1" 194 L
#31 Evan Moyse (G) 26 1996 Olmsted Falls, OH, USA 6'2" 174 L
#50 Joe Murdaca (G) 24 1998 Niagara Falls, ON, CAN 6'3" 187 L
#37 Tommy Nappier (G) 24 1998 St. Louis, MO, USA 6'3" 220 L
#30 Mitchell Weeks (G) 21 2001 Barrie, ON, CAN 6'3" 187 L
DEFENSEMEN
#38 Niclas Almari (D) 24 1998 Espoo, FIN 6'1" 181 L
#3 Luke Bafia (D) 27 1996 Parrish, FL, USA 6'2" 201 R
#3 Dominic Dockery (D) 26 1997 Lockport, NY, USA 6'2" 185 L
#8 David Drake (D) 28 1995 Naperville, IL, USA 6'6" 194 L
#38 Taylor Egan (D/F) 24 1998 Carp, ON, CAN 6'0" 194 L
#4 Jake Flegel (D) 30 1992 Ajax, ON, CAN 6'4" 216 R
#7 Matt Foley (D) 27 1995 Longmeadow, MA, USA 6'1" 194 R
#39 Bo Hanson (D) 25 1997 Boise, ID, USA 6'2" 205 L
#38 Jesse Lees (D) 27 1995 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'0" 196 R
#2 Dylan MacPherson (D)   “C” 24 1998 Redcliff, AB, CAN 6'3" 190 R
#24 Josh Maniscalco (D) Pittsburgh Penguins 23 1999 Perkiomenville, PA, USA 6'2" 205 R
#18 Christopher Merisier-Ortiz (D) 22 2001 Boisbriand, QC, CAN 5'11" 172 L
#5 Matt Miller (D) 27 1995 East Palestine, OH, USA 6'1" 190 L
#38 Will Reilly (D) 25 1997 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'2" 216 R
#6 Adam Smith (D)   “A” 26 1996 Sharon, ON, CAN 6'1" 194 L
#10 Alex Stevens (D) 26 1997 Plymouth, MN, USA 6'1" 201 R
#29 Carter Struthers (D) 30 1993 Weyburn, SK, CAN 6'5" 218 L
#11 Josh Victor (D/F) 28 1994 Round Rock, TX, USA 6'4" 212 L
FORWARDS
#21 Matt Alfaro (C)   “A” 26 1996 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'2" 201 L
#20 Justin Almeida (C/LW) 23 1999 Kitimat, BC, CAN 5'11" 165 L
#13 Nate Boomhower (C/RW) 22 2000 Belleville, ON, CAN 6'1" 216 R
#15 Shaw Boomhower (LW/C) 24 1998 Belleville, ON, CAN 5'10" 185 L
#14 Jared Cockrell (F) 27 1995 Kent's Hill, ME, USA 5'11" 185 R
#23 Cédric Desruisseaux (W/C) 22 2000 Warwick, QC, CAN 5'8" 165 L
#9 Tim Doherty (C/LW) 27 1995 Portsmouth, RI, USA 6'0" 190 L
#41 Tyler Drevitch (C) 27 1995 Middleboro, MA, USA 5'11" 170 L
#25 Bobby Hampton (C) 25 1997 Middletown, NJ, USA 6'0" 196 R
#23 Brendan Harris (C) 26 1996 Port Jefferson, NY, USA 5'9" 168 L
#16 Cam Hausinger (RW) 24 1999 Anchorage, AK, USA 5'10" 192 R
#36 Samuel Houde (C) 22 2000 Blainville, QC, CAN 6'0" 172 L
#39 Cameron Hough (LW) 22 2000 Stockholm, SWE 6'2" 181 L
#12 Nick Hutchison (C) 27 1995 Hicksville, NY, USA 6'3" 201 L
#27 Sean Josling (RW/C) 23 1999 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'0" 179 R
#28 Nick Mangone (F) 27 1995 Massapequa Park, NY, USA 5'10" 185 R
#19 Félix Paré (RW) 22 2000 Lévis, QC, CAN 6'2" 214 R
#13 Matthew Quercia (F) 23 1999 Andover, MA, USA 6'3" 203 L
#17
Brandon Saigeon (C) 24 1998 Grimsby, ON, CAN 6'1" 190 L
#28 Max Sauvé (F) 24 1998 Acushnet, MA, USA 5'9" 165 R
#8 Nick Sorkin (LW/RW) 31 1991 Rockville, MD, USA 6'3" 209 L
#26 Matt Ustaski (C/LW) 28 1994 Glenview, IL, USA 6'6" 220 L
#22 Patrick Watling (C)   “A” 29 1993 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN 6'0" 174 L
Position: G: 10, D: 15, F: 20 | Av Age: 24.89 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt: 191 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 27 players
26 players
1 player
Experience Wheeling Nailers: 2 215 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 66 GP
Liiga: 198 GP
AHL: 699 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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