Langkow inks deal with Railers

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced that the club has signed forward Chris Langkow to a contract for the 2017-18 season.


Langkow joins the Railers with a total of six seasons in the ECHL under his belt, having played for the Alaska Aces, Reading Royals, South Carolina Stingrays and Elmira Jackals for a total of 143 points (53g-90a) and 125 penalty minutes in 207 games. He won a Kelly Cup championship with the Alaska Aces in 2011, contributing 11 points (8g-3a) in that 13-game playoff run, and was named Rookie of the Month that year.


The Vegreville, Alberta native spent the last year playing in Austria for the Olimpija Ljubljana (EBEL) and in Sweden for the VIK Vasteras HK (Allsvenkan).


Before joining the Jackals in 2015, the 28-year-old Langkow spent two seasons (2013-14 and 2014-15) with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, recording 36 points (13g-23a) and 50 penalty minutes in 133 games. Langkow also played eight games for the Peoria Rivermen in 2011, and seven games for Bridgeport in 2012.


Prior to the ECHL, Langkow spent seven seasons in the Western Hockey League playing for the Spokane Chiefs, Saskatoon Blades and Everett Silvertips, recording 154 points (53g-101a) and 167 penalty minutes in 263 games.