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Railers agree to terms with Albano

Wednesday, August 11th
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WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced that the club has signed rookie defenseman Nick Albano to a contract for the 2021-22 season. 

Albano enters his rookie season after a record-breaking career at UMass Boston from 2017-20 accumulating 85 points (21g-64a) in 79 career games. During his freshman season in 2017-18, he was named National Rookie of the Year and an All-American while finishing third in the country amongst Division III defensemen with 35 points (8g-27a). After the conclusion of his freshman campaign, the Beverly, Massachusetts native attended Boston Bruins development camp in the summer of 2018. During his junior season in 2019-20, he tallied 28 points (7g-21a) and became the first three-time American Hockey Coaches Association All-American in program history. 

Before college hockey,Albano spent the 2015-16 season in the USPHL Premier with the Portland Jr. Pirates, leading the club with 27 points (8g-19a). A year later, he suited up with Islanders Hockey Club in the USPHL Premier notching 15 points (3g-12a) and appeared in 22 games with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League. 

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