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Sylvester rejoins Nailers

Friday, November 6th
Sylvester rejoins Nailers

WHEELING, W.Va - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has signed forward Cody Sylvester to a contract for the 2020-21 season.Sylvester, 28, returns to Wheeling, where he began his professional career in 2013-14 and led the Nailers that season with 24 goals while finishing tied for fifth on the team with 42 points. He also led the team in game-winning goals (7), wastied for first in shorthanded goals (4), finished second in shots on goal (155), and was third in plus/minus (+19). Those performances helped earn Sylvester 17 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in which he collected a pair of goals.The Kelowna, British Columbia native started the 2014-15 season with the South Carolina Stingrays, but then went on to play the remainder of the season, as well as his next five seasons in Europe, primarily in Germany. Sylvester spent two years in Germany's top league, the DEL, with the Iserlohn Roosters, then played one season for Dornbirn EC in Austria, before returning to Germanay in DEL-2 with Bad Nauheim EC. Sylvester recorded at least 20 points in each of his last four European seasons, and thrived especially in Nauheim, as he racked up 147 points (58g-89a) in 128 games.

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