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Nailers agree to terms with Saigeon

Friday, September 17th
Action photo of Brandon Saigeon

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has signed forward Brandon Saigeon to a contract for the 2021-22 season.Saigeon, 23, is set to begin his second professional season, after spending the 2019-20 campaign with the Utah Grizzlies. He finished fifth among Utah rookies that season with 18 points (8g-10a) in 51 games. Prior to turning pro, the Grimsby, Ontario played five seasons of junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Belleville Bulls, Hamilton Bulldogs and Oshawa Generals. Saigeon's junior career really took off in 2017-18, as he led the Bulldogs in scoring with 70 points (35g-35a) in 65 games. He then added a team-leading 18 goals in the playoffs, as Hamilton captured the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL champions. Saigeon was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

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