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Railers add veteran forward Baptista

Friday, September 18th
Railers add veteran forward Baptista

Worcester, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced that the club has signed veteran forward Mason Baptista to a contract for the 2020-21 season.

Baptista is entering his sixth professional season after spending last season with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits totaling 40 points (15g-25a) in 59 games. He has spent parts of six seasons in the ECHL with the Quad City Mallards (2014-15), Wichita Thunder (2015-16), Fort Wayne Komets (2015-19) and Greenville (2019-20), accumulating 183 points (77g-106a) along with 305 penalty minutes in 290 career games. Baptista also spent part of the 2018-19 season in the DEL2 with EHC Freibrug tallying 11 points (1g-10a) in 25 games. 

Prior to professional hockey, the 30-year-old played four seasons at St. Norbert College from 2011-15, where he won two NCAA Division III National Champions with the Green Knights in 2012 and 2014. In four seasons at St. Norbert, the North York, Ontario native tallied 104 points (29g-75a) in 117 career games. 

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