McKenzie returns to Railers

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

The 25-year-old defenseman returns for his second professional season after making his debut with the Railers in the 2017-18 season. McKenzie appeared in 71 games for the Railers and recorded 10 points (3g-7a) and a +4 rating. The rookie defenseman also dressed for five playoff games during the post-season for the Railers.

Before joining the Railers, McKenzie spent four seasons with Providence College (2013-17) where he played in a total of 153 games, second all-time at Providence, and recorded 23 assists, 159 penalty minutes and a +31 rating. He also served as an alternate captain his senior year.

Prior to joining the Friars in 2013, the Aston, Pennsylvania native played for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League, and helped Dubuque to a first-place finish in the East Division in 2012-13. He posted eight points (2g-6a) in 57 regular-season games, and had a +23 rating on the year and had 105 penalty minutes, helping Dubuque Sweep the Fargo Force to win the Clark Cup as USHL champions.