WHEELING,W.V. – The Wheeling Nailers announced that they have acquired the rights to talented defensemen Nick Tuzzolino from the Alaska Aces in exchange for future considerations.
The Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Tuzzolino, 24, was a seventh round draft pick of the New York Islanders in the 2005 NHL entry draft. He has played the last two seasons in the ECHL with Alaska and also spent time in the International Hockey League with the Flint Generals. The Buffalo, NY native scored 9 goals and 22 assists in 70 games with the Aces last season.