WHEELING, W.Va. - March 6, 2013 - The Elmira Jackals announced today that they have signed forward Brian Elser. He has joined the team in Wheeling and is expected to be in the lineup when the Jackals face the Nailers tonight.
Elser, a rookie, has spent time this season with Fayetteville of the Southern Professional Hockey League as well as Gwinnett and South Carolina in the ECHL. The 6-0, 190 pound winger has 22 points (12G, 10A) in 29 games with the FireAntz, and two points (1G, 1A) in eight games between Gwinnett (1) and South Carolina (7).
Elser joined the pro ranks out of Manhattanville College, an ECAC-W program. In two years at Manhattanville he logged 32 points (19G, 13A) in 47 games. Prior to his collegiate career Elser, a Hopewell Junction, New York native, played prep school hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary's with former Jackals defenseman Ben Blood.