Wheeling’s Petersen Named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player Of The Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Nick Petersen of the Wheeling Nailers is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Oct. 25-31. 


Petersen had five goals, including three on the power play, and was a +2 as the Nailers went 2-1-0 last week, improving their overall record to 6-2-0.


Petersen scored a goal and was a +2 in his Wheeling debut, a 3-2 win over Reading on Thursday, and then scored four goals, three of which came on the power play, in a 7-3 win at Cincinnati on Saturday.


The 21 year old leads ECHL rookies with five goals and is seventh among first-year players with seven points.


A fourth round selection by Pittsburgh in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Petersen spent the previous three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Shawinigan and Saint John scoring 198 points (87g-111a) in 178 games. He played three games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL before being assigned to the Nailers on Oct. 25.


On behalf of Nick Petersen, a case of pucks will be donated to a Wheeling youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 23,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Francis Lemieux, Florida (3gp, 1g, 4a, 5 pts), Andrew Carroll, Greenville (2gp, 3g, 1a, 4 pts) and Rob Hennigar, Victoria (3 gp, 1g, 5a, 6 pts).


Also Nominated: Evan Stoflet (Bakersfield), Chris Poli (Gwinnett), Mark Derlago (Idaho), Kory Karlander (Kalamazoo), Matt Caruana (Reading), Andy Bohmbach (Toledo) and Marcus Carroll (Utah).