The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, have announced a transaction, which takes effect immediately. Wheeling has received defenseman Matt Grassi from the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Grassi, 24, is currently playing in his first full season of professional hockey, after a brief three-game stint with Hamilton at the end of the 2012-13 campaign. Thus far this season, Matt has appeared in 24 games with the Nailers, recording one goal, four assists, five points, 21 penalty minutes, and a +7 rating. The Burnaby, BC native dished out an assist in his second game with Wheeling, on October 19th in Cincinnati, before netting his first pro goal on November 20th in Reading. Grassi has also been exceptional in the defensive end, as his plus/minus has been either plus or even in 21 of 24 games.
Matt Grassi is expected to join the Nailers on Friday in Greenville, where they will battle the Road Warriors in the first of three straight road games against the South Division. Wheeling’s next home game takes place on January 26th at 3:00 against the Cincinnati Cyclones.