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Schepke agrees to terms with Wheeling

The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens announced that they have agreed to terms with forward Matt Schepke for the 2012-13 season.


Schepke, 27, returns to the Nailers, after playing the final 29 games of the 2011-12 season with the team, following a trade with the Reading Royals. Prior to turning pro, he played two seasons of junior hockey with the USHL's Omaha Lancers, on his way to attending Michigan State University, where he majored in Interdisciplinary Studies/Human Resource Management, while also playing hockey for three years. During his time with the Spartans, the Warren, Mich. native scored 28 goals and added 26 assists for 54 points in 99 games, while also winning a National Championship in 2007.


At the end of the 2008-09 season, Schepke made the jump to the professional level, splitting each of the next three years between the AHL and ECHL. Schepke began the 2011-12 campaign with the Royals, recording eight goals and 21 points in 41 games, before matching those totals in just 29 games with Wheeling.