Colin Stevens signs with Nailers

WHEELING, W.Va. – The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the club has signed goaltender Colin Stevens for the 2017-18 season.

 

Stevens, 24, has played two full seasons in the ECHL, suiting up with the Manchester Monarchs and Tulsa Oilers. His rookie season of 2015-16 was a strong one for Manchester, as he posted a 15-9-2 record in 28 appearances, as well as a 2.77 goals against average and a .908 save percentage. Last season, the netminder reached double digits in the win column again, earning three victories with the Monarchs, and seven wins with the Oilers.

 

Prior to turning pro, the Niskayuna, N.Y. native attended Union College for four years, where he majored in Economics, while playing for the Dutchmen. Stevens’ greatest accomplishment in college took place in 2013-14, when he and the Dutchmen won the NCAA Division I National Championship. That season, he racked up 28 wins, which included six shutouts, and a 15-0-1 run to end the year. Over the course of his four seasons at Union, Stevens went 53-24-6 in 90 games, while posting a goals against average under 2.50 and a save percentage over .910 all four years. Stevens collected a 24-3-0 record in his lone season of junior hockey with the Boston Jr. Bruins.