Zurevinski brings scoring, physical play back to Wheeling

Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, have signed forward Scott Zurevinski for the 2013-14 season.

Zurevinski, 25, returns to the Nailers for his second full season of professional hockey, after finishing second on the team in rookie scoring during the 2012-13 campaign. Zurevinski appeared in 49 games last season with Wheeling, amassing 25 points (12g-13a) and 46 penalty minutes, while posting a +8 rating, which was second on the team. In addition, the forward posted a pair of four-game point streaks, each including his season-high of three points in a single game.

The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native’s path to the pros started with the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers, where he spent the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons. There, Zurevinski recorded 94 points (47g-47a) and 136 penalty minutes in 96 games, while reaching the BCHL Final in his first season. After that, he attended Quinnipiac University for four years, serving as the team’s captain for both his junior and senior seasons. While with the Bobcats, the 6-foot-3 forward showed remarkable durability, missing just three of 158 games, and recording 92 points (46g-46a).