Forward prospect Justin Almeida is gaining confidence while playing with the Nailers to start his pro career.
"One day I'm riding the bus, then next I'm on a first-class plane. Then I'm at the Bell Centre, and after that I'm flying with the team on a private...
The Penguins re-assigned goaltender Emil Larmi to the Wheeling Nailers, Jim Rutherford announced on Sunday morning.
Goaltender Emil Larmi has been assigned from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to the Wheeling Nailers.
The goaltending tandem in Wheeling this year has been Penguins prospect Alex D'Orio, a 20-year-old in his rookie professional season, and Jordan Ruby, a 28-year-old in his fifth pro season.
"Last year we had a good roster," said Nailers defenseman Aaron Titcomb. "This year, quite honestly, I think we have a better roster."
The Nailers have had an unlikely hero in a few games this season: Defenseman Blake Siebenaler.
"I'm not going to have this platform for long. So while people are still willing to listen to me, you should try to help people out."
Nailers forward Brandon Hawkins scored a sick lacrosse-style goal in the Nailers' Tuesday morning win over the Cincinnati Cyclones.
The last time I spoke with Penguins forward prospect Jan Drozg, he wasn't too happy with his play. Things changed pretty quickly, though.
The current longest-tenured active Nailers player is the speedy center Cam Brown, back for his third season with the team.
Penguins goaltending prospect Alex D'Orio is settling in and looking strong in the first month of his first season of professional hockey.
Forward prospect Myles Powell sees a path to the next step in the Penguins organization.
Penguins forward prospect Jan Drozg didn't exactly expect to begin his professional career with the Wheeling Nailers.
The Penguins assigned goaltender Alex D'Orio and forward Ryan Scarfo to the Wheeling Nailers.
The Wheeling Nailers will be holding their training camp at Printscape Arena at Southpointe.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins made their first cuts from training camp on Sunday.