Defenseman Doherty returning to Railers

WORCESTER, MA – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced that the club has signed defenseman Connor Doherty to a contract for the 2018-19 season.

The 25-year-old Holden, Massachusetts native returns for his second professional season after making his debut with the Railers in the 2017-18 season. The defenseman appeared in 40 games for the Railers and recorded five points (1g-4a). The rookie defenseman also dressed for five playoff games during the postseason for the Railers.

Before joining the Railers, Doherty spent three seasons with Sacred Heart University from 2014-17 where he played in a total of 99 games and recorded 21 points (7g-14a) and 134 penalty minutes. He served as alternate captain his senior year.

Prior to joining Sacred Heart in 2014, Doherty played for the Jr. Bruins of the USPHL, appearing in 42 games and totaling 20 points (5g-15a).