ECHL: Savannah Ghost Pirates Sign NCAA Forward

Photo Credit Long Island University Athletics

The Savannah Ghost Pirates have added right-handed Forward Nolan Welsh to their roster. Welsh, 24, is from Whistler, B.C., and attended Long Island University, where he played 109 collegiate games, scoring 19 goals, 32 assists, and a career total of only 48 penalty minutes. 

Nolan’s strong skating style and shooting skills will allow him to adapt and go far with the Ghost Pirates. He has shown he’s a team player and willing to do what it takes to help his team be successful on and off the ice. 

Nolan previously played for the BCHL’s Prince George Spruce Kings, achieving a record of 14 goals and 25 assists in his last season with them. At 19, Nolan won the Doyle Cup with two goals and one assist. He also played in the RBC Cup that same year, scoring two of the three goals for his team in that game.

Photo Credit Long Island University Instagram Senior Night

Nolan graduates with a degree in Business Management and comes from a family that knows hockey. His brother, Tyler, previously played for Yale during his undergrad years and then joined Nolan at Long Island University as a teammate while working on his graduate degree. Tyler currently plays in the EIHL with the Nottingham Panthers.

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Stephanie DeLaFleur

Beat Writer covering the ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates, NHL Vegas Golden Knights and AHL Henderson Silver Knights. Follow me on X @StephiDelafleur

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