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Kuhnhackl and Ruopp Assigned to Wheeling

March 12, 2014 - ECHL (ECHL) Wheeling Nailers

WHEELING, WV. - The Wheeling Nailers announce today that the Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned forward Tom Kuhnhackl and defenseman Harrison Ruopp to the team, from the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.

Kuhnhackl has recorded eight goals, two assists and 22 penalty minutes in 48 games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 22-year old has also contributed a goal and an assist in three games with the Nailers.

Originally from Landshut, Germany, Kuhnhackl was a fourth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins (110th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

In 11 games with the Penguins this year, Ruopp has posted 18 penalty minutes. A 20-year old rookie from Zehner, Saskatchewan, Ruopp has also collected two assists and 33 PIM over 14 games for Wheeling.

A 2011 third-round draft pick (84th overall) of the Phoenix Coyotes, Ruopp was acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins on June 22, 2012.

Starting as low as $9 per game, there are many benefits to being a Nailers' season ticket holder, including the lowest possible price per seat, with a savings of up to $5 per game; exclusive season ticket holder offers, gifts and events with players and coaches; priority playoff seating; and more. A blue-section season ticket is just $10 per game, a red-section season ticket is only $12 per game (compared to $13 in 2013-14), and a green-section center ice season ticket is just $14 per game (compared to $15 in 2013-14).

The Nailers' next home game is scheduled for tonight, March 12th, when they will host the Toledo Walleye (ECHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings & Chicago Blackhawks) at 7:00 p.m. at WesBanco Arena.

Wheeling Nailers' flex tickets, group tickets and 2014-2015 season tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $108 for a 6 pack, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Nailers Hockey! For more information, call 304-234-GOAL or visit wheelingnailers.com. Single-game tickets are available at the WesBanco Arena Box Office, online at www.etix.com, or by calling 304-234-GOAL (4625).

Listen to all Nailers' regular season and post-season games live on Wheeling's rock station Eagle 107.5 FM, on www.WEGW.com or watch live on www.Americaone.com.

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