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Welsh agrees to terms with Railers

Wednesday, September 6th
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WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced that the club has acquired defenseman Connor Welsh from the Trois-Rivieres Lions for future considerations, and signed him for the 2023-24 season.

Welsh comes to Worcester for his second full professional season. The Halifax, Nova Scotia native played in 63 games for the Lions during the 2022-23 season, recording 20 points (2g-18a) and 22 penalty minutes. Welsh first joined the Lions for 11 games late in the 2021-22 season following his final year at Dalhousie University, where he played in three seasons from 2018-22.

The 25-year-old spent two seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League, splitting time between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Trail Smoke Eaters. In 113 BCHL games, Welsh had 55 points (17g-38a) to go with 38 penalty minutes.

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