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Doherty returns to Nailers


WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced the team has re-signed forward Tim Doherty to a contract for the 2021-22 season.

Doherty, 26, is coming off of a busy 2020-21 season, as he played his final college season at Penn State University, then began his professional career with the Allen Americans, and eventually moved on to the Nailers. After registering two assists in 12 games with Allen, Doherty found success in Wheeling immediately, as he scored his first pro goal in his Nailers debut on May 12 at Fort Wayne. He went on to record nine points (7g-2a) in 14 games with Wheeling

Penn State was the second collegiate stop for the Portsmouth, Rhode Island native, who also played three seasons at the University of Maine. Doherty racked up 95 points in 123 career NCAA games, highlighted by his junior year, in which tallied 37 points in 34 games.