WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are pleased to announce a player signing, which takes effect immediately. Wheeling has signed forward Alec Butcher to an ECHL contract.
Butcher, 24, will make his professional debut with the Nailers, after completing his NCAA career. Alec attended Sacred Heart University for three years, before transferring to the University of Alaska-Anchorage for the 2017-18 season, where he played for his hometown Seawolves - the same team his father Allen suited up with from 1979-82. While Alec's career high in points came during his second season at Sacred Heart, his time in Anchorage was his most productive in terms of scoring, as he set a career high with eight goals, while tallying 13 points in 16 games, giving him an average slightly under one point per contest. Prior to attending school, Butcher played two years of junior hockey in the NAHL, racking up 96 points in 101 games.
The Nailers return home for three games this weekend, as the Utah Grizzlies come to town on Friday at 7:05, followed by the Indy Fuel on Saturday at 7:05 and Sunday at 3:05. Friday's game is a Frosty Friday, Saturday is Nickelodeon Night Featuring SpongeBob & Patrick, and Sunday is a Family Funday, which includes a Post Game Skate with the Team (odd-numbered players). Thanks to WTRF-7, Family Four Packs are available for Nickelodeon Night - fans can get four tickets, four hats, and four McDonald's Meal Vouchers for $60. The Wheeling Nailers, considered one of the top things to do in Wheeling, West Virginia, provide affordable family entertainment for fans throughout the Ohio Valley. For information on season tickets, group tickets, flex plans, and more, call (304) 234-GOAL.