Nailers Sign Rookie Forwards Clarke, Handza

WHEELING, W.Va. – The Wheeling Nailers have announced that they have signed rookie forwards Aaron Clarke and Michael Handza.

The Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League.

The 24-year-old Clarke had 19 points (11g-8a) and 76 penalty minutes in 41 games with Niagara University. The past two seasons he scored 44 points (16g-28a) with 38 penalty minutes in 54 games with Robert Morris University.

The 23-year-old Handza had 24 points (8g-16a) and 162 penalty minutes in 156 games with the University of Denver.

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