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Nailers agree to terms with Tonge

Tuesday, November 10th
Nailers agree to terms with Tonge

WHEELING, W.Va - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has signed forward Alex Tonge to a contract for the 2020-21 season.Tonge, 25, will begin his second full professional season and third overall, as he started his pro career by appearing in five regular-season games and 13 postseason contests with the Florida Everblades in 2018-19 after he finished his college career. He contributed eight points (5g-3a) in the regular season, then added four points (2g-2a) in the playoffs, as the Everblades reached the Eastern Conference Finals. Last season, he suited up for three different teams, as he started with Florida, then played for the Adirondack Thunder and finished up with the Norfolk Admirals. Tonge's best success came in Norfolk, as he notched 16 points (9g-7a) in 20 games.Prior to turning pro, the Kingston, Ontario native attended Robert Morris University for four seasons, where he racked up 138 points (56g-82a) in 146 games. His 138 points are tied for fourth most in school history, trailing Brady Ferguson and former Nailers Cody Wydo and Zac Lynch. Tonge set a career high with 20 goals as a sophomore and posted back-to-back 44-point campaigns as a sophomore and a junior. 

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