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Dow inks deal with Nailers

Tuesday, October 27th
Dow inks deal with Nailers

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has signed defenseman Drydn Dow to a contract for the 2020-21 season.Dow, 28, will play his first season of professional hockey in North America, after beginning his career by playing two years with the Elite Ice Hockey League's Dundee Stars. Dow was Dundee's leading scorer from the blueline in both seasons, as he produced 38 points (9g-29a) as a rookie, then upped his total to 41 points (14g-27a) in 2019-20. His 14 goals last season led the EIHL and earned him a spot on the league's All-Star Second Team.Prior to turning pro, the Calgary, Alberta native attended the University of Calgary for five years, where he finished either first or second on the Dinos in scoring by defensemen four times. His most productive season came in 2017-18, when he collected 18 points (7g-11a). Dow also enjoyed offensive success when he played junior hockey for the Western Hockey League's Tri-City Americans, as he registered 63 points in 222 games.

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