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Nailers sign pair of rookies

Wednesday, July 20th
Action photos of Samuel Tremblay and Davis Bunz

WHEELING, W.Va - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has signed forward Samuel Tremblay and defenseman Davis Bunz for the 2022-23 season.Tremblay, 27, is turning pro after playing five seasons at McGill University in Montréal. After notching 12 points in 22 games as a freshman, he really found his scoring touch, as he finished third on the team in goals as both a sophomore and a junior. During his sophomore season, he tied for second with 22 points, which helped the Redmen capture the Queen's Cup as OUA Champions. The Saint-Hubert, Québec native took a large leadership role at McGill as well, as he served as team captain for two seasons, and this spring, he was presented with the Québec Lieutenant-Governor's Medal. Tremblay totaled 62 points (33g-29a) in 90 career games.Bunz, 23, is also looking forward to starting his professional career, as he recently completed his five-year collegiate career at Providence College. The Friars reached the Hockey East Final in his freshman year, then went to the NCAA Frozen Four in his sophomore campaign. The Middleton, Wisconsin native was relied upon as a shutdown defenseman at PC, as he posted a +10 rating to go along with 17 points. Bunz was also a very dependable player in school, as he played in all of the team's games in three of his five seasons. He also made a huge impact off of the ice, and in 2020, he was nominated for the Hockey Humanitarian Award.

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