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INDY SIGNS FORWARD NATE PIONK

Thursday, September 15th
INDY SIGNS FORWARD NATE PIONK

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indy Fuel have agreed to terms with forward Nate Pionk for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

Pionk, 26, is coming off of a season with the Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) where he scored eight points in 17 games. Prior to that, he played in the ECHL with the South Carolina Stingrays where he scored nine points in 29 games. 

Before his professional career began, the 5’11" centerman played four years at College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN where he was captain for his final two seasons while earning a degree in nursing. During his time there, he scored 64 points while playing under current Fuel assistant coach, Kevin Moore. 

During the 2016-17 campaign with the Minot Minotauros of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), Pionk had one of his best seasons, scoring 36 points, tallying 107 penalty minutes, and posting a +/- of +17. The Hermantown, Minnesota native played two additional seasons in the NAHL.

Hailing from a Minnesota hockey family, Nate played three seasons on the Hermantown High School team, where he was second in scoring for two, and helped bring the team to the state final all three years. Nate’s older brother, Neal, currently plays in the NHL for the Winnipeg Jets. 

Today, September 15, 2022 is Pionk’s 26th birthday. 

VIEW MORE OF PIONK’S CAREER STATS HERE

Pionk’s signing brings the Fuel’s 2022-23 roster total to 12 so far, with six forwards (Bryan Lemos, Jan Mandat, Brenden Locke, Chris Van Os-Shaw, Chad Yetman and Nate Pionk), five defensemen (Cam Bakker, Chris Cameron, Kirill Chaika, Josh McDougall and Tanner Butler) and one goalie (Connor O’Brien). Stay tuned to the Indy Fuel social media pages for more player signing announcements throughout the offseason.

ABOUT THE INDY FUEL:The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, return to Indiana Farmers Coliseum for their ninth season on Friday, October 21, 2022. Lock in your seat for every second of the action with a Fuel season ticket membership. Get ready for the fun and view the Fuel's 2022-23 Promo Calendar!

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