ECHL: Worcester Railers Announce 2024 Qualifying Offers

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The Worcester Railers announced Monday their qualifying offer list. Each team has the right to reserve eight players, which was no different with the Worcester Railers. Only four were allowed to be veteran players. A veteran is considered to be someone who has played 260 professional hockey games.

The Worcester Railers have reserved the rights to five forwards and three defensemen. The forwards are Blade Jenkins, Zach White, Andrei Bakanov, Keeghan Howdeshell, and Brendan Robbins. The defensemen are Zsombor Garat, Artem Kulakov, and Mason Klee.

Looking specifically at the Worcester Railers themselves, this is a solid mix of players that points the team in the right direction. There is not one player on the team that is not capable of holding their own in professional hockey.

Looking towards the defensemen, Mason Klee, who joined the club in the middle of the 2023-2024 season, was a solid addition and will continue to pan out. Mason Klee is always a solid player. He may not make the highlight real every time, but when it counts, he is a staple defensively for the team, leaving him as an important asset to the team.

If we backtrack a bit towards the forwards Blade Jenkins is coming off his arguably best season a pro where he has really come into his own and developed as a hockey player. This past season, he played 56 total games for the team. He scored 24 goals and 31 assists proving he is capable on the offensive side of the puck to lead the team.

The Worcester Railers look to right the ship of constantly struggling. They look to have a substantial Kelly Cup Playoff run. This offseason has played out perfectly for the Railers if there were a script. The team is heading in the right direction with good move after good move.

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