WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has signed forward Cam Hausinger to a contract for the 2021-22 season.Hausinger, 22, is set to begin his professional career, following five seasons of junior hockey in the Western Hockey League. He made his WHL with the Saskatoon Blades in 2015-16. After tallying 14 points in 78 games over parts of two seasons with Saskatoon, he was dealt to the Red Deer Rebels, with whom he enjoyed his first taste of playoff hockey. Hausinger's career continued to blossom with his next team, the Kootenay Ice, as he racked up 43 points (21g-22a) in a career-high 70 games during the 2017-18 season. He began the 2018-19 season with Kootenay, before returning to Red Deer to finish off a 54-point campaign and play in another postseason. As an overager, Hausinger tacked on 38 points and added 84 penalty minutes, giving him final WHL numbers of 161 points (68g-93a) and 335 penalty minutes in 317 games.The Anchorage, Alaska native comes from a big hockey family, as his three brothers have all played the sport. His older brothers, Kenny and Christian, recently completed their collegiate careers at U-Mass Lowell the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, respectively, while his younger brother, Blake, played up until the 2017-18 season.
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