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Guindon returns to Nailers crease

Friday, August 20th
Action photo of Louis-Philip Guindon of the Wheeling Nailers

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has re-signed goaltender Louis-Philip Guindon to a contract for the 2021-22 season.Guindon, 26, joined the Nailers in the middle of May, after starting his professional career with the division rival Fort Wayne Komets. He went on to make 30 or more saves in all five of his starts with the team, including a 44-save effort at South Carolina, as well as a 34-save performance to earn a victory in the season finale against the Indy Fuel. Guindon finished his rookie season with a 7-7-2 record, a 3.29 goals-against average, and an .886 save percentage. Prior to turning pro, the native of Montréal, Quebec enjoyed a successful amateur career, as he played four seasons of junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, then attended McGill University. Guindon posted a winning record in all eight of those seasons, including a pair of 32-win campaigns with Drummondville and Rimouski. The 2014-15 season was one of his most memorable seasons, as he was acquired by the Océanic, who went on to win the President's Cup, thanks to his 11-1 record in the playoffs. Guindon earned more hardware at McGill, as he was named USports (OUA East) Goaltender of the Year twice, and was named to the USports (OUA East) First All-Star Team twice.

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