WHEELING, WV – The Wheeling Nailers announced a pair of transactions on Wednesday. Goaltender Peter Delmas has been assigned to Wheeling by the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League, while defenseman Jason DeSantis has been recalled by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
The Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Delmas, 20, played in two games with the Bulldogs this season earning a record of 1-0-1 with a 1.92 goals-against-average and a .933 save percentage. In five games with Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League this year, Delmas has an 0-3-1 record along with a 4.85 goals-against-average and 0.836 save percentage. Last season, the 6-foot-3, 183-pound goaltender posted a 20-16 record, with a 3.24 goals against average, and a .900 saver percentage, while splitting time between the Quebec Remparts and Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. Delmas was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round, 61st overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and was signed as a free agent by Hamilton on October 14, 2010.
DeSantis, 24, has registered 16 points (3g-13a) in 25 games with Wheeling this season. This is his second stint with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He was called up earlier in the season on December 14, appearing in 2 games and posting an assist and two penalty minutes. DeSantis amassed 22 points (1g-21a) in 66 games with the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) from 2007-2009. He was also a four-year starter at Ohio State University from 2004-2008, and also was a member of the U.S. National Under-18 Team for two seasons.