Worcester Railers HC re-sign forward Barry Almeida for 2018-19 season
Almeida led Worcester with 22 goals in the club’s inaugural 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 (@JamieRusell18) officially announced today that the club has signed forward Barry Almeida to an ECHL contract for the 2018-19 season.
The 29-year-old returns to Worcester after leading the club offensively last season with 22 goals, 39 assists for 61 points in 68 games. Barry added three goals and an assist in six playoff games in 2018.
The 5-foot-8, 180lb forward from Springfield, MA is entering his seventh professional season. Barry was a member of the 2013 Reading Royals Kelly Cup Championship team and appeared in 15 playoff games, recording six points (4-2-6). He has a career total of 254 games played in the ECHL (89-110-199, 159 PIM), with a career high of 29 goals with the Utah Grizzlies in 2015-16. Before turning pro, Almeida played four seasons with the Boston College Eagles, winning two national championships in 2010 and 2012. He was a USHL Clark Cup Champion with the Omaha Lancers in 2008.
“We are excited to kick off our signings for the upcoming season with the inking of last year’s leading scorer for the Railers, Barry Almeida,” said Russell. “Barry has high end skill, produces points and is a terrific teammate.”
The Worcester Railers HC 2018-19 home opener at the DCU Center is Saturday, October 20 vs. the Maine Mariners. 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.