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Worcester Railers HC Sign Defenseman Ivan Chukarov

February 19, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Worcester Railers HC News Release

Worcester, MA - The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud ECHL(@ECHL) affiliate of the New York Islanders (@NYIslanders), and Railers HC General Manager and Head Coach Jamie Russell (@JamieRussell18) officially announced today that the club has signed defenseman Ivan Chukarov (@chuk1395)to an ECHL contract.

Defenseman Ivan Chukarov joins the Worcester Railers HC after spending the last four seasons with the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. The 23-year-old Des Plaines, Illinois native recorded six goals and 19 assists for a total of 25 points along with 88 penalty minutes in 128 career games for UMass Amherst.

The 6'3" 200lb defenseman was originally drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft (182nd overall) and will report to Worcester on Tuesday and will wear #13.

"The Railers are excited to have Ivan make his professional debut with the club,"said Russell. "We look forward to working with him as he develops his game for the next level."

What's on tap - ROAD TRIP!

The Railers season long seven game road trip continues Wednesday, Feb 20 with a 7pm (ET) faceoff in Manchester, NH vs. the Monarchs. Coverage begins at 6:35pm (ET) on 98.9 NASH Icon.

The Railers Tavern located behind the DCU Center provides hockey fans with a great pregame and postgame atmosphere all season long. Watch all road games broadcast live at Nonna's (FRI, SAT, SUN) or Railers Tavern (MON-THU) or watch on for a small fee. Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Eric Lindquist and Tom Matthews. Full season memberships, mini plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting

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