WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced a transaction, which takes effect immediately. The Nailers have received forward Trevor Yates from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, who acquired him in a trade with the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Yates, 23, first broke into the pros at the end of last season, when he registered one assist in two games with Grand Rapids. Last summer, Trevor signed an AHL contract with the Griffins, and proceeded to appear in two games with them, while spending the majority of his rookie campaign with the Toledo Walleye. The Beaconsfield, Quebec native collected two goals, five assists, and seven points in 27 games with the Walleye, scoring both of his goals against Central Division opponents. Prior to turning pro, Yates attended Cornell University for four years, tallying 32 goals, 33 assists, and 65 points in 120 games. Trevor was teammates with current Nailer Alex Rauter at Cornell, in addition to former Nailers John McCarron and Christian Hilbrich.
This is the second transaction of the week for the Nailers that involves Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, as goaltender John Muse was reassigned to the Penguins prior to their game in Rockford on Wednesday night.
The Nailers visit New England this weekend for games against Manchester, Worcester, and Maine on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Wheeling will then play three straight games at home, starting with a 7:05 match against Reading on Wednesday, February 13th. The next big promotional night is Country Roads, featuring a Mason Jar Giveaway to the first 2,000 fans on February 16th. All tickets for that game are just $12. 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.