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Boomhower returns to Nailers

Tuesday, August 15th
Boomhower returns to Nailers

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has re-signed forward Shaw Boomhower to a contract for the 2023-24 season.Boomhower, 24, will play for the Nailers for the second time in his career, as he was a member of the 2021-22 team that helped Wheeling win its first playoff series since 2016. He led the team with 127 penalty minutes in 31 games while recording 13 points (5g-8a). This will be his fifth season as a pro, as he spent two years in Cincinnati and also saw American Hockey League action with the Rochester Americans. Last season, Boomhower was limited to four games with Kalamazoo due to injury.Prior to turning pro, the Belleville, Ontario native played two seasons of junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League for the Mississauga Steelheads and Ottawa 67's. Boomhower reached the postseason in both campaigns, which included a run to the J. Ross Robertson Cup Final in his rookie year of 2016-17 with Mississauga. Overall, Boomhower amassed 33 points (16g-17a) and 159 penalty minutes in 99 OHL contests.

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