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Dufour signs with Nailers

Wednesday, October 14th
Dufour signs with Nailers

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has signed forward Kevin Dufour to a contract for the 2020-21 season.Dufour, 28, makes his return to the ECHL, following a successful season with the Elite Ice Hockey League's Dundee Stars, in which he racked up 46 points (25g-21a) in 48 games. Prior to that, he spent parts of three seasons in the ECHL with five different clubs, and reached the playoffs in all three campaigns. His best campaign in the ECHL came in 2018-19, when he totaled 41 points (24g-17a) in 58 games with Indy and Manchester, then collected 10 points (7g-3a) in 11 postseason matches with the Monarchs. Dufour has recorded 88 points (46g-42a) in 136 career ECHL contests.Prior to turning pro, the Québec City, Québec native attended Bowling Green State University for four years, where he majored in Finance while playing for the Falcons. Dufour was a three-time member of the WCHA All-Academic Team, and also enjoyed great success on the ice, as he reached double digits in goals during three of his four seasons. As a senior, Dufour led the Falcons with 18 goals and finished tied for second with 30 points.

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