WORCESTER, MA – Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud ECHL (@ECHL) member of the New York Islanders (@NYIslanders), and Railers HC General Manager and Head Coach David Cunniff today officially announced that the club has officially launched the Striker Liam Coughlin (@ Liam_Coughlin7) signed an ECHL contract for the 2021/22 season.
Liam Coughlin enters his second professional season after spending the 2019-20 season with Indy Fuel scoring 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 39 games. He also played two games in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Rockford IceHogs.
Prior to professional ice hockey, the 6-foot-2,200-pound forward played four seasons at the University of Vermont from 2015-19, accumulating 56 points (18 goals, 38 assists) in 129 career games. A native of South Boston, MA, played two seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), with the Vernon Vipers scoring 105 points (38 goals, 67 assists) from 2013 to 2015, and helped the Vipers to the 2014 BCHL Final to achieve. Coughlin spent three seasons doing it at the Catholic Memorial in West Roxbury, MA and was named Division I Player of the Year during the 2012-13 season.
Originally drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the fifth round and a total of 130th in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Coughlin was swapped for the Chicago Blackhawks on July 6, 2015 in exchange for goalkeeper Anders Nilsson. After completing his senior season at the University of Vermont, he signed an AHL contract with the Rockford Ice Hogs on May 14, 2019.
“Liam is a player with a very high hockey IQ,” said Cunniff. “He comes from a hockey family. His father and brother were great players who had a lot of success. Now it’s Liam’s turn to show the world what he’s capable of. Liam didn’t play last season but I know he was on the ice and worked hard on his game so he can have a great year for us this season. “
The Railers have now signed six players for the 2021-22 season as Liam Coughlin joins Jordan Lavallee-Smotherman, Grant Jozefek, Nolan Vesey, Drew Callin and Ross Olsson.
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