WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the club has re-signed defenseman Davis Bunz for the 2023-24 season.Bunz, 24, enjoyed a successful rookie season in professional hockey, as he began as a traditional defensive defenseman, before seeing his offensive game grow significantly as the year progressed. He finished the campaign fourth on the team in scoring by defensemen, recording 23 points (3g-20a) in 58 games.
Prior to turning pro, the Middleton, Wisconsin native played five years of college hockey at Providence College, where he majored in Management. Bunz appeared in 144 of the Friars 179 games over his five seasons. Bunz also played a large role off of the ice at PC, as he was nominated for the Hockey Humanitarian Award in 2020, and was the school's Jane Thompson Award winner (Humanitarian) in 2021.