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Jenkins signs with Railers

Wednesday, August 2nd
Action photo of Blade Jenkins of the Worcester Railers

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced that the club has signed forward Blade Jenkins to a contract for the 2023-24 season.

Jenkins, 22, signs in Worcester entering his fourth season as a professional. The Jackson, Michigan native was selected in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. In three seasons with the Bridgeport Islanders of the American Hockey League from 2020-23, Jenkins recorded 20 points (10g-10a) in 89 games. Jenkins began the 2022-23 season with the Railers, helping to lift the team to its ECHL record-breaking 9-0-0 start. In 21 games with Worcester last season, Jenkins scored 23 points (8g-15a).

Prior to playing professional hockey, he played three seasons with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League from 2017-20. In 182 games with the Spirit, he recorded 143 points (59g-84a). Jenkins was named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team in his first year with the Spirit in 2017-18. He was an alternate captain with the team during the 2019-20 season.

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