WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced their Season-Ending Roster for the Summer of 2018. The roster consists of 18 players.
The Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players, but cannot include players who did not sign an ECHL contract during the 2017-18 season. From this list, teams are entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight players, by extending a qualifying offer to them by June 30th. No more than four of the eight can be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games), players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded, and if a player signs a contract prior to June 30th, that team does not have to extend a qualifying offer to said player. If a player does receive a qualifying offer, that offer remains open for acceptance until August 1st.
Teams are now allowed to begin signing players for the 2018-19 season. Each signing must be approved by the ECHL, and will be announced by each respective club, following the approval of the transaction.
The Wheeling Nailers Season-Ending Roster consists of the following players:Matt AbtJeremy BeirnesCam BrownDanny FickChris FrancisOwen HeadrickLouick MarcotteRoss McMullanGarrett MeursDan MilanAdam MorrisonDalton ReumKenny RyanKevin SchulzeNick SorkinColin StevensZach TolkinenAyrton Valente
The Wheeling Nailers will open the 2018-19 regular season on October 13th, when they visit the Norfolk Admirals. Wheeling's first home game will take place on November 3rd against the Indy Fuel. The Wheeling Nailers, considered one of the top things to do in Wheeling, West Virginia, provide affordable family entertainment for fans throughout the Ohio Valley. For information on season tickets, group tickets, flex plans, and more, call (304) 234-GOAL.