WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced that the club has signed defenseman Christian Evers to a contract for the 2022-23 season.
Evers, 25, joins the Railers for his second season of professional hockey after playing most of the 2021-22 season with the Rapid City Rush. In 44 games with the Rush, Evers notched 10 assists and recorded 30 penalty minutes. The Waukee, Iowa native played in his first American Hockey League game on Jan. 27 when he was loaned to the San Jose Barracuda for a single contest against the Ontario Reign. On Feb. 23, Evers was dealt to the Indy Fuel where he suited up in one game.
Prior to playing professional hockey, Evers spent four years playing for the University of Vermont. In 100 career games with the Catamounts, he tallied 34 points (14g-20a) while recording 122 penalty minutes. Before joining Vermont, Evers was drafted first overall by the Lincoln Stars in the 2015 United States Hockey League Entry Draft. In two years with the Stars, Evers scored 32 points (10g-22a) in 109 games while recording 101 penalty minutes.