February 22, 2023 Nick Hart
Nappier on the ice.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have reassigned goaltender Tommy Nappier to their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Nappier has played in one game for the Penguins this season, turning away 27 of 29 shots faced on Sunday, Feb. 19 against the Bridgeport Islanders. In 28 career regular-season games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the 24-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri has a 14-13-2 record, 2.97 goals against average, .892 save percentage and one shutout.

Nappier is even 3-6-0 with Wheeling this season, posting a 3.83 goals against average and .862 save percentage in 11 games.

Nappier is in his third season of professional hockey after one of the most prolific goalie careers in Ohio State University men’s hockey history. In 2018-19, he was named Big Ten Goalie of the Year. One year later, Nappier was voted the Buckeyes’ Team MVP.

At the end of his four years at Ohio State, Nappier ranked third all-time in Buckeyes history with a .925 career save percentage. He was also fourth in career shutouts (8) and fifth in career goals against average (2.31).

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 22, against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Game time between the Penguins and Phantoms is for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Individual game tickets for Penguins home games as well as season-ticket packages for the 2022-23 season are on sale now. Full-Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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