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Nailers add Laviolette

Tuesday, September 27th
Action photo of Peter Laviolette

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has signed forward Peter Laviolette III to a contract for the 2022-23 season.Laviolette is set to make his professional debut, after playing four years of college hockey at Plymouth State University. His offensive production increased each season, culminating with an 11-goal, 26-point campaign in his senior year of 2021-22. Over the course of his four seasons with the Panthers, the 24-year-old amassed 60 points (34g-26a) in 97 games. Plymouth State enjoyed lots of success as a team with Laviolette in the lineup, as the school took home four regular-season championships and three tournament championships in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference. Peter III was born in Wheeling while his father Peter Jr. was the head coach of the Nailers.

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