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Nailers Sign Justin Smith

Friday, Aug. 30th, 2013

WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, are glad to announce their 13th player signing of the 2013 offseason. Wheeling has signed forward Justin Smith to an ECHL contract.

Smith, 25, joins the Nailers after spending the 2012-13 season in Europe, with teams in Germany and Hungary. Justin started the year with EHC Neuwied in Germany, where he appeared in eight games, registering one goal, two assists, and three points. He then moved southeast to Hungary, where he completed the year with Miskolci Jegesmedve JSE, scoring two goals, five assists, and seven points in 28 regular season games, before tallying three goals in four playoff games for the Polar Bears.

Prior to his time across the pond, the Hammonds Plains, NS native attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) for four years, where he majored in Business and Management. While with the Engineers, Smith appeared in 42 games, totaling one goal, three assists, four points, and 49 penalty minutes. Justin also spent one season with the BCHL's Langley Chiefs in 2007-08, recording 13 goals, 10 assists, 23 points, and 32 penalty minutes.

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