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McGurty, Poulson back with Railers


WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced that the club has signed re-signed defensemen Myles McGurty and Tyler Poulsen. Both players were acquired by the Railers in a trade with Rapdi City on Feb. 18, 2020.

McGurty is entering his third professional season, and played in nine games for Worcester after the trade, tallying two points (1g-1a). At the time McGurty was acquired from the Rush, he had played 49 games –  the most by any player on the team – registering 19 points (1g-18a). The 26-year-old has skated in 83 ECHL games accumulating 25 points (2g-23a). Prior to turning pro, the Weehawken, New Jersey native spent parts of five seasons at Dalhousie University in Halifax where he played 101 games amassing 41 points (8g-33a).

Poulsen is also entering his third professional season. He skated 10 games for Worcester after being acquired, tallying five points (4g-1a). Poulsen had played 46 games for the Rush before joining the Railers, registering 20 points (10g-10a). The Arvada, Colorado native ranked fourth on Rapid City in scoring during his rookie year in 2018-19, tallying 30 points (15g-15a) in 57 games. Prior to turning pro, the 27-year-old spent three seasons at the University of Alabama-Huntsville where he played 88 games and accumulated 38 points (15g-23a).