WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are announced the team has re-signed forward David Jankowski to a contract for the 2023-24 season.Jankowski, 26, joined the Nailers at the end of the 2022-23 season, following the completion of his collegiate career. He contributed to the team's offensive success immediately, as he racked up points in five of his first seven career games, totaling six points (3g-3a).Prior to turning pro, the Dundas, Ontario native played five seasons of college hockey, as he attended St. Lawrence University for four years, then transferred to Michigan Tech for his final year. During his five seasons, Jankowski accumulated 62 points (24g-38a) in 138 games. His best two seasons were his final two years with the Saints, when he finished second and third respectively on his team in scoring. Jankowski won the Terry Slater Perseverance Award during his sophomore season at St. Lawrence, and was named MVP of the ECAC Tournament during his junior season, as the Saints captured the ECAC Championship.He also has lots of hockey in his bloodlines. His older brother Mark has played in 322 NHL games over eight seasons, his uncle Ryan is the Associate Director of Amateur Scouting for the Arizona Coyotes, and his grandfather Lou played in 127 NHL games over four seasons.
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