Wheeling, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Swap Blueliners
WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, have announced a pair of transactions, with both taking effect immediately. The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Nick D'Agostino to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, while Wilkes-Barre/Scranton released defenseman Barry Goers from his 25-game professional tryout, returning him to Wheeling.
D'Agostino, 23, appeared in four games with the Nailers, with all four taking place last week. After a pair of scoreless contests against Reading and Cincinnati, Nick dished out on assist on Saturday against Toledo, setting up Jack MacLellan's shorthanded goal in the third period. Prior to joining Wheeling, the Bolton, ON native had played his first 25 professional games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, totaling one goal, six assists, and seven points. D'Agostino became the eighth former NHL draft pick to appear in a game with the Nailers this season.
Goers, 27, returns to the Nailers after a successful seven-game stint in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, which saw him rack up one goal, four assists, and five points. Barry was scoreless in his first two contests, before a two-assist performance on December 21st against Syracuse, with his first helper coming on a goal by 2013-14 Nailer Zack Torquato. Four games later, the Ivyland, PA native posted another multi-point performance, as he tallied a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over Binghamton on January 5th. Earlier this season, Goers appeared in ten games with the Nailers, accumulating one goal, four assists, and five points, including a goal and an assist on November 2nd against Greenville. The fourth year pro has appeared in 180 career games.
Barry Goers will join the Nailers in time for their road trip to Greenville and Gwinnett this weekend, while Nick D'Agostino will join the Penguins in time for their road trip to Providence and Portland.
Wheeling's next home game takes place on January 26th against Cincinnati at 3:00.
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