Fick returns for fourth season with Nailers

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has re-signed defenseman Danny Fick to a contract for the 2018-19 season.

Fick will be entering his fourth season with the team, having served as a steady and reliable defenseman from the time he arrived in Wheeling in 2015. In his first season, the blueliner accumulated seven points in 53 regular season games, then went on to be one of eight players to appear in all 26 playoff contests, as the Nailers reached the Kelly Cup Finals. Over the course of the next two years, Fick played in all but five games, and in 2017-18, he set career highs in five categories, notching four goals, 19 assists, 23 points and a +13 rating in 70 games. He has also suited up in two American Hockey League games in his career - both with the San Antonio Rampage.

Prior to his time in Wheeling, the Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota native spent one season in Norway, collecting one assist during the regular season, before ramping things up with five points in six relegation matches. Fick attended Harvard University for four years, compiling nine points, while shutting down top forwards from opposing clubs.