Worcester Railers re-sign Connor Doherty for 2019-20 season

Worcester Railers HC re-sign Holden, MA native Connor Doherty

Doherty returns for his third season after leading the Railers with a plus 10 rating last 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 Connor Doherty (@Dotes28) to an ECHL contract for the 2019-20 season.

The 26-year-old Holden, MA native returns for his third professional season after making his professional debut with the Railers in the 2017-18 season. The defenseman appeared in 52 games for the Railers last season and recorded one goal and eight assists while leading the club with a +10 rating. Doherty received his first AHL call up with the Utica Comets at the end of last season.

Doherty has accumulated 92 games with the Railers and has a total of two goals and twelve assists for fourteen career points and 141 PIMS.

Before joining the Railers, Doherty spent three seasons with Sacred Heart University (2014-17) where he played in a total of 99 games and recorded seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points and 134 penalty minutes. He served as alternate captain his senior year.

Last season Doherty was selected as a nominee for the ECHL’s Community Service Award in recognition of his commitment on being an active member of the greater Worcester community. Connor took the lead in helping the Railers make a huge difference in the Worcester community last year.

 “We are very excited to have Connor back for his third season with us,” said Russell. “He brings another year of experience under his belt to our lineup as has established himself as a very solid shutdown defenseman in the league.”

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.