WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers, ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced that the club has re-signed forward Nolan Vesey to a contract for the 2022-23 season.
Vesey enters his fourth professional season after finishing tied for fourth on the Railers last season with 40 points (12g-28a) in 62 games. He also finished first on the club with a +13 rating and was named co-recipient of the AMI Graphics/ECHL Plus Performer of the Month of January with a +13 rating which included an even or better rating in 10 of his 12 games during the month. The 27-year-old also appeared in three games in the American Hockey League last season for the Springfield Thunderbirds recording 17 penalty minutes.
The North Reading, Massachuseetts native was selected in the sixth round (168th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. On June 8, 2018, Vesey was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional seventh round NHL Draft selection in 2020 and ultimately signed a two-year, entry-level contract. He played parts of two seasons in the Edmonton organization from 2018-20 tallying four points (1g-3a) in 25 AHL games with the Bakersfield Condors and logging 16 points (5g-11a) in 47 ECHL games with the Wichita Thunder, where he participated in the 2020 ECHL All-Star Classic.
Prior to professional hockey, he played four seasons at the University of Maine from 2014-18 accumulating 82 points (39g-43a). He led the Black Bear freshmen in scoring during the 2014-15 season with 23 points (10g-13a).