McCarty begins pro career with Rush

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush announced that rookie forward Mason McCarty will begin his professional career with the Rush in the 2018-19 season.

McCarty comes to the Rush after the conclusion of his major-junior career in the Western Hockey League. He is coming off of his best season with the Red Deer Rebels, where he tabulated career-highs in every category with 38 goals, 36 assists and 74 points in 68 games. He added another four points (1g-3a) in five WHL playoff games.

A native of Blackie, Alberta, McCarty’s WHL career spanned five seasons and took place with the Rebels and the Saskatoon Blades. In total, he played in 225 games, and registered 157 points (85g-72a) to go along with 223 penalty minutes.