Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Wheeling Nailers Add Ex Viper Gill To Teams Season Ending Roster:

On June 16th the ECHL announced the Season-Ending Rosters as submitted by each of its member teams. The Wheeling Nailers have twenty players listed on their season ending roster list one of is former Vernon Vipers forward Sahir Gill.

Gill played with three teams last season finished last year with the American Hockey League (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins after signing a professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the Penguins late in the season.  This was Gill's second stint with the Penguins last year.  In 12 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Gill posted (1-goal-2-assists-3-points).

Gill attended the Montreal Canadians Training camp last season was released before signing with the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs on October 10th 2014. Gill was released after going pointless in one game with Hamilton returned to the Wheeling Nailers where he played the previous season before signing a professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Gill played in 12 games with the Penguins collecting (1-goal-2-assists-3-points) before being released January 16, 2015. Gill signed a professional tryout agreement (PTO) on January 17th 2015 with the Hamilton Bulldogs playing in 24 games collecting (2-goals-2-assists-4-points) was released on March 25th 2015 before returning to Wheeling and then finishing the season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Gill played his first pro season (2013-14) with the ECHL Wheeling Nailers. Gill finished sixth in rookie scoring and lead the team in scoring collecting (13-goals-41-assists-54-points). Gill was suppose to enter his fourth and final season at Boston University (2013-14) but left school signing with the Nailers early in the season. Gill played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2008-2010). Gill left the Vipers in July of 2009 for the United States Hockey League (USHL) Chicago Steel but after just 26 games would return to Vernon in mid January of 2010. In 71 regular season games with the Vipers Gill recorded (21-goals-30-assists-42-points).

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This is posted on the Nailers website:

Nailers Announce 2014-15 Season-Ending Roster

WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced their Season-Ending Roster for the Summer of 2015. The roster consists of 20 players, which is the maximum number allowed by the ECHL.

The Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players, but cannot include players who did not sign an ECHL contract during the 2014-15 season. From this list, teams are entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight players, by extending a qualifying offer to them by July 1st. No more than four of the eight can be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games), players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded, and if a player signs a contract prior to July 1st, that team does not have to extend a qualifying offer to said player. If a player does receive a qualifying offer, that offer remains open for acceptance until August 1st.

The ECHL's deadline to complete any trades involving future considerations has passed, and the Nailers were silent on that front. Also, as of Tuesday, ECHL teams are now allowed to sign players. Each signing must be approved by the ECHL, and will be announced by each respective club, following the approval of the transaction.

The Wheeling Nailers Season-Ending Roster consists of the following players:

F Derek Army
F Shane Bakker
D Ben Blood
F Jarrett Burton
F Riley Brace
D Paul Cianfrini
F Tyler Fernandez
F David Gilbert
F Sahir Gill
F Chaz Johnson - veteran
F Adam Krause
D Tristin Llewellyn
F Max MacKay
F Patrick McGrath
D Mike Ratchuk - veteran
D Justin Sefton
D Mike Slowikowski
F Zack Torquato - veteran
D Evan Wardley
F Cody Wydo

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