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Nailers add three newcomers

Tuesday, July 26th
Nailers add three newcomers

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced three more player signings for the 2022-23 season with the addition of forward Griffin Lunn, as well as defensemen Dilan Peters and Zach Wilkie.Lunn is making the jump to the pro game, after finishing his four-year collegiate career at Colgate University. The 24-year-old saw his production increase during all four of his seasons with the Red Raiders, and he punctuated that in 2021-22, as he finished third on the team with 12 goals, and tied for fifth with 19 points. For his career, the Lockport, New York native accumulated 43 points (20g-23a) in 121 games. Lunn was named to the ECAC All-Academic Team all four years.Peters is coming off of a season of USports, as he attended Lakehead University in 2021-22. The 21-year-old amassed 65 penalty minutes in 12 games. Prior to that, the Sarnia, Ontario native played two seasons of junior hockey in the North American Hockey League with the Shreveport Mudbugs and St. Cloud Norsemen. Peters finished tied for eighth on the Mudbugs with a +13 rating during the 2019-20 season, and also ranked sixth with 82 penalty minutes. Wilkie is entering his second professional season, after winning a President's Cup Championship as a rookie with the Southern Professional Hockey League's Peoria Rivermen. The 25-year-old tallied 27 points (3g-24a) in 50 regular-season games with the Rivermen, then added five points in ten playoff contests. The Villa Park, Illinois native ranked fifth in the SPHL with 148 penalty minutes. Wilkie earned a pair of call-ups to the ECHL, as he skated in two games each with the Allen Americans and South Carolina Stingrays. Prior to turning pro, he played two seasons of USports Hockey at Laurentian University, as well as five seasons of junior hockey - four in the Ontario Hockey League and one in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. 

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