WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are excited to announce their third player signing of the 2018 offseason. Wheeling has signed defenseman Aaron Titcomb to an ECHL contract.
Titcomb, 25, got his first taste of professional hockey at the end of this past season, when he suited up with the Adirondack Thunder. Aaron appeared in two games for Adirondack, notching an assist in each contest, as the Thunder won both matches to lock up first place in the North Division.
"Aaron is a warrior on the ice," said Nailers Head Coach Mark Dennehy. "He is going to do whatever he has to do to help his team. He is big, strong and mobile, and he competes every shift."
Prior to turning pro, the Charlestown, Massachusetts native played four years of college hockey at Merrimack College under Mark Dennehy. At 6-foot-4, Titcomb was an anchor on the blueline for the Warriors, playing a more defensive role, as he totaled 14 points in 102 career games. Aaron's most productive year came during his sophomore season, when he collected nine points, while posting a +5 rating.
"I played under Coach Mark Dennehy for four years at Merrimack College - he's a great guy to play for, and I am excited to start my pro career under him," Titcomb said. "For my style of play, I am a blue collar defenseman, who blocks shots and kills penalties. I pride myself on my physicality and I will take care of my teammates. I'm excited to get out there to Wheeling to meet the fans and meet my teammates."
Aaron Titcomb and the Wheeling Nailers will begin the 2018-19 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.