Ottawa Signs Former Nailer Chiodo



OTTAWA, Ontario – The Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League announced that they have signed former Wheeling Nailers goaltender Andy Chiodo.

The Elmira Jackals are the ECHL affiliate of Ottawa of the NHL and Binghamton of the American Hockey League.

Selected in the seventh round (199th overall) by Pittsburgh in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 26 year old played for Wheeling each of his first three professional seasons and was 19-17-3 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.64 and a save percentage of .909 in 41 games.

He also played in the AHL where he was 31-30-5 with seven shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.54 and a save percentage of .906 in 72 regular season games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He helped Wilkes-Barre Scranton reach the Calder Cup Finals in 2004 going 9-7 with Game 7 wins at Bridgeport in the division semifinals and at Hartford in the conference finals.

Chiodo played eight games in the NHL with Pittsburgh in 2003-04 and was 3—1 with a goals-against average of 3.42.

He played in the Kontinental Hockey League in 2008-09 and was 6-11-3 with a goals-against average of 3.66 in 26 games for Minsk after two years in Finland.