The Worcester Railers HC Announce 2019-20 Opening Night Roster
WORCESTER, MA-Â The Worcester Railers Hockey Club Â (@RailersHC), proudÂ ECHL (@ECHL) affiliate of theÂ New York Islanders Â (@NYIslanders), andÂ Railers HC General Manager and Head Coach Jamie Russell Â (@JamieRussell18) officially announced today theÂ 2019-20 Worcester Railers HC opening night roster.
The 2019-20 Worcester Railers HC roster includes 22 players with 13 forwards, seven defensemen, and two goalies. The Worcester Railers HC will kick off the 2019-20 season on Saturday, October 12th vs. the Adirondack Thunder at the DCU Center. Puck drop is at 7:05pm. Click HERE to get your tickets.Â
Forwards (13) Â Cody Payne, Ross Olsson, Henrik Samuelsson, J.D. Dudek, Bo Brauer, Matt Schmalz, Barry Almeida, Tanner Pond, Kyle Thomas, Ryan Hitchcock, Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Nic Pierog, and Drew Callin.Â
Defensemen (7) Â Justin Murray, Kyle McKenzie, Mike Cornell, Ivan Chukarov, Anthony Florentino, Chris Rygus, and Connor Doherty.
Goaltenders (2) Â Evan Buitenhuis and Jakub Skarek
Player Assistant Coach Barry Almeida
Veteran forward and the Railers all-time leader in games played (140), goals (44), assists (69), and points (113),Â Barry Almeida, has added a new accolade to his resume as he will serve as a Player Assistant Coach joining GM/HC Jamie Russell and AC Derek Army.Â
Seven Former NHL Draft Picks on RosterÂ
The Railers have seven players on the opening night roster that have been drafted in the NHL highlighted byÂ Henrik Samuelsson who was taken in the 1st round, 27th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Arizona Coyotes. Samuelsson will be the first Railers to have played in the NHL as he played three games with the Coyotes during the 2014-15 season. GoaltenderÂ Jakub Skarek was selected in the 3rd round, #72 overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders and is on the second year of his three-year entry level contract with the Railers.Â Â
What's on tap? - Railers open regular season on home ice!
On Saturday, October 12 theÂ Worcester Railers HC Â host theÂ Adirondack Thunder Â at 7:05pm onÂ OPENING NIGHT Â presented by theÂ Worcester Telegram and Gazette! Â The first 5,000 fans will receive aÂ Railers magnet schedule courtesy of Davis Advertising .Â One of the most popular entertainment acts in all of professional sports will perform throughout the game..... THE ZOOPERSTARS !Â Doors will open early at 5:30pm at the DCU Center and fans are encouraged to be seated by 6:50pm for the opening night pregame show.Â Tickets start as low as $15 by calling 508-365-1750!
Listen to all Railers games live onÂ 98.9 Nash ICON Â with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop withÂ Eric LindquistÂ andÂ Cam McGuire .Â Watch all games online for a small fee atÂ www.ECHLTV.com.Â Full season memberships, mini plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visitingÂ www.RailersHC.com.
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