WHEELING, W.Va. – The Wheeling Nailers announced that they have signed rookie center Matt Grennier.
The Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. The head coach of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is former ECHL player Dan Bylsma and the assistant coach is former ECHL player Todd Reirden.
The 25 year old played the last five years for Wilfrid Laurier University and had 118 points (42g-76a) and 172 penalty minutes in 127 games.
He signed with Toronto of the AHL at the conclusion of the 2007-08 college season and appeared in seven games for the Marlies.