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Nailers agree to terms with Fergus, Corcoran

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Cam Fergus and defenseman Tim Corcoran for the 2012-13 season.

The Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League and the Hamilton Bulldogs and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.

Fergus, 26, joined the professional ranks at the end of the 2011-12 season, and proceeded to dish out three assists in eight regular season games with the Nailers, before appearing in four postseason contests. Prior to turning pro, Fergus spent parts of two seasons with the OHL's Kitchener Rangers, before switching to the QMJHL, where his career began to take off with the Gatineau Olympiques, and eventually, the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. His final season with the Screaming Eagles (2006-07) was by far his best, as he totaled 98 points (53g-45a) in 63 games, while helping to lead the club to within one game of the President's Cup Final. The following year, the Brantford, Ontario native began a five-year career at St. Mary's University (Halifax, NS), that saw him record 186 points (78g-108a) in 134 games.

Corcoran, 24, joins the Nailers as a rookie, following a four-year collegiate career at University of Massachusetts-Lowell. The Milton, Mass. native appeared in three games as a freshman, followed by 11 as a sophomore, 20 as a junior, and 25 as a senior. Corcoran's senior year of 2011-12 was his most productive, as he recorded one goal and three assists. He posted a positive plus-minus rating in 32 of his final 45 games.