November 17, 2009 - ECHL (ECHL) - Wheeling Nailers
Wheeling, WV - The Wheeling Nailers, the proud AA affiliate of the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced they have acquired defenseman Kyle Bushee from the Johnstown Chiefs in exchange for future considerations.
Bushee is in his 3rd season of professional hockey and will add even more valuable experience to the blue-line along with Cleve Kinley who was acquired from Florida last week. Bushee will wear #20 for the Nailers.
The 6'1" Ostego, Michigan product played at Canisius College before debuting with the Cincinnati Cyclones in 2007-08 appearing in 14 games. Last year was Bushee's first full season of professional hockey as he scored 4 goals and 19 assists for the Johnstown Chiefs in 67 games. This year with Johnstown he had played in 9 games tallying one assist.
Bushee gets a chance to make his Nailers debut this weekend when Wheeling travels to Elmira to take on the Jackals Friday and Saturday nights. He can make his Nailers home debut on Wednesday, November 25th against the Florida Everblades.
Upcoming Home Games and Promotions:
Wed, November 25 - Wheeling Nailers vs. Florida Everblades
WesBanco Wednesday and WVU Appreciation. $1 Beers through the first intermission. 2-for-1 ticket coupons at WesBanco or by showing your WesBanco card or check-book at the game. Nailers to wear Blue-and-Gold jerseys in tribute to the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Sat, November 28 - Wheeling Nailers vs. Cincinnati Cyclones
George Kellas Bobbleheads and Pink in the Rink and Toys for Tots and Teddy Bear Toss. The great sportscaster George Kellas to be honored at the game and the first 2500 fans to receive Kellas bobbleheads. Nailers to wear pink jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness. Pink jerseys to be auctioned on the ice with the players after the game (note - this is a LIVE auction after the game$B!D(Bnot an online auction). Bring new toys to donate to area needy kids for the holidays. Teddy Bear toss to benefit local charities. Fans get to throw the Teddy Bears after the Nailers score the first goal.