Nailers re-sign Shane Bakker

WHEELING, W.Va. – The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, announced the club has re-signed forward Shane Bakker for the 2014-15 season.

Bakker, 26, was claimed off of waivers by the Nailers last season on Dec. 3, and caught fire in February, accumulating four goals and eight points in 12 games, including a three-point performance in Reading on the Feb. 8. That night, he netted the first two goals of his pro career, including a shorthanded marker. For the season, the Ottawa, Ontario native produced 18 points (6g-12a) and 76 penalty minutes in 49 games.

Prior to turning pro, Bakker spent five seasons at Carleton University, where he recorded 48 points (17g-31a) and 398 penalty minutes in 121 games. His most productive year with the Ravens came during the 2011-12 campaign, when he totaled 13 points (7g-6a), despite playing in just 20 contests. Bakker also spent two seasons in the CJHL with the Orleans Blues and Nepean Raiders, tacking on 46 points (14g-32a) in 88 games.