Chiodo Recalled From
Wheeling To Pittsburgh

WHEELING, W. Va. – The Wheeling Nailers announced that goaltender Andy Chiodo was recalled to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, marking the first time in team history a player has gone directly from Wheeling to Pittsburgh.

Chiodo was the backup to Sebastian Caron for Saturday’s home opener.

The Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of the Penguins of the NHL and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.

Selected in the sixth round (166th overall) by the New York Islanders in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and in the seventh round (199th overall) by the Penguins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old was 9-10-2 with one shutout, a goals-against average of 2.24 and a save percentage of .926 in 22 games with Wheeling in 2004-05 and 5-7-1 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 3.27 and a save percentage of .879 in 14 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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