Penguins reassign Hartzell to Wheeling


WHEELING, W.Va. – The Wheeling Nailers announced today that goaltender Eric Hartzell has been reassigned to the team from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Hartzell, 24, has posted a record of 10-7-1 for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a 2.30 goals against average, a .908 save percentage and three shutouts. The rookie goaltender has gone 4-4-1 with Wheeling, while compiling a 3.32 goals-against average and an .896 save percentage.

Hartzell was named USA Hockey College Player of the Year in 2013 as he helped Quinnipiac University reach the NCAA championship game after leading the Bobcats to the school’s first-ever Frozen Four appearance in 2013. The native of White Bear, Minn. was also a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award after posting a 30-7-5 record, 1.57 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in 42 starts.