Worcester Railers HC sign defenseman Ryan MacKinnon

Worcester Railers HC sign defenseman Ryan MacKinnon

Rookie defenseman set to make pro debut with Railers

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 Ryan MacKinnon (@rmackinnon46) to an ECHL contract.

MacKinnon joins the Worcester Railers HC after spending the last three seasons with the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), where he recorded 12 goals and 36  assists for a total of 48 points in 82 games for UPEI.

The six-foot 185lb defenseman spent four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) prior to attending UPEI. While in the QMJHL, he played three seasons for the Rimouski Oceanic, was named captain in his ‘13-‘14 season and recorded 10 goals, 47 assists for a total of 57 points in 188 games. MacKinnon played one season with the Charlottetown Islanders, was named captain,  and put up 10 goals and 40 assists for a total of 50 points in 64 games.

The Railers are excited to have Ryan 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.

The 23-year-old native of Summerside, Prince Edward Island MacKinnon will join the Railers for their game in Brampton on Tuesday, and wear #4 on the blueline.

What’s on tap? – Railers finish road trip….and then host action packed 3-in-3 weekend!

On Tuesday, Feb 27 the Railers battle the Beast in Brampton, Ontario at 7:15pm in game seven of the seven-game road trip.

On Friday, Mar 2 the Railers finally return home and face the Wheeling Nailers at 7:05pm on a 2-3-4 Friday night!  Score $2 popcorn, $3 hotdogs, and $4 Bud Lights in the Bud Light Lounge.  It’s Marvel weekend as the Railers will wear a special Marvel themed jersey and Captain America will be in attendance!

On Saturday, Mar 3 the Railers host the Wheeling Nailers at 7:05pm on a BIG GAME SATURDAY!  The first 3,000 fans will receive a Captain America bobble.  It’s Marvel weekend as the Railers will wear a special Marvel themed jersey and Captain America will be in attendance!

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 Railers Tavern or watch on ECHLTV.com 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 www.RailersHC.com.