Forward Derek Army Joins the Reign

Jan 2, 2016

The Ontario Reign have announced that forward Derek Army has joined the team from the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.

Army, 24, has six goals and 17 points (6-11=17) through 23 games with the Nailers this season and began the campaign with the Portland Pirates of the AHL, appearing in four games.

Last season, the North Kingstown, Rhode Island, native finished second on the Nailers and second among ECHL rookies with 66 points (29-37=66) in 72 games.

Prior to turning pro, Army attended Providence College for four seasons.

His father, Tim, skated in 68 AHL games with the Maine Mariners during the 1985-86 season and served as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche (NHL) the last five seasons. Tim also stood behind the bench as an assistant coach in the NHL with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993-97) and Washington Capitals (1997-2002) and a head coach in the AHL with the Pirates from 2002-05.

Here are Army's career stats, courtesy of


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