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MacPherson joins Nailers

Thursday, October 1st
MacPherson joins Nailers

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has signed defenseman Dylan MacPherson to a contract for the 2020-21 season.MacPherson, 22, is set to begin his second full season of professional hockey, after playing for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits during the majority of his rookie campaign. He was one of Greenville's top offensive producers from the blueline, tallying 17 points (4g-13a) in 54 games. As an AHL contracted player last year, he also appeared in two games with the Springfield Thunderbirds, following a two-game stint with Springfield in 2018-19 at the end of his junior career.Prior to turning pro, the Redcliff, Alberta native played four seasons of junior hockey with the Western Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers where he recored 43 points (6g-37a) in 186 games. His best offensive season came in 2017-18 when he amassed 22 points, while the 2016-17 season saw him finish with a +18 rating, as the Tigers won 51 of 72 regular season games.

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