Worcester Railers Sign Defenseman Anthony Florentino for 2019-20 Season
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 Anthony Florentino to an ECHL contract for the 2019-20 season.
The 24-year-old defenseman enters his third professional season after playing for the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) the last two seasons where he skated in 109 games scoring five goals and twelve assists (5-12-17) along with 83 penalty minutes.
The 6-0, 207lb right handed shot was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft (143rd overall). Florentino appeared in five games for the Rochester Americans (AHL) in the spring of 2017.
Prior to professional hockey, Florentino skated four seasons at Providence College from 2013-17 skating in 131 games scoring 22 goals and 32 assists (22-32-54) and 98 PIMS where he won a National Championship with the Friars in 2015 with current Railers defenseman Kyle McKenzie.
"We are very excited to add Anthony to our defense this season," Russell said. "I had the privilege of coaching Anthony for one year at Providence College. He is very mobile for his size and our fans will love his heavy shot from the point."
The Railers now have 10 players signed for the 2019-20 season as Florentino joins Barry Almeida, Connor Doherty, Bobby Shea, Kyle McKenzie, Drew Callin, Ross Olsson, Bo Brauer, Ivan Chukarov, and Kyle Thomas as the signees.
The Worcester Railers HC 2019-20 home opener at the DCU Center is Saturday, October 12 vs. the Adirondack Thunder. The only way to secure your spot to opening night is by purchasing a season membership, flex package or a group outing by contacting the Railers HC front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting www.RailersHC.com.
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