WORCESTER, MA – Work continued on developing the back end for the Worcester Railers Friday. The team announced that University of Minnesota-Duluth product Willie Raskob has been signed to a contract for the 2017-18 season.

Raskob spent four seasons with UMD (2013-17) playing in 148 games for the Bulldogs and recorded 10 goals, 49 assists, 124 penalty minutes, and a +20 rating.

The 5-foot-10, 185lb Hastings, MN native played in 41 games his senior year and recorded four goals, 13 assists, 69 penalty minutes, and a +10 rating. Raskob was voted to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff All-Tournament Team after tying for the scoring lead at that two-day event.

Raskob attended the Islanders development camp this past July.

Willie is a mobile defenseman that comes out of a terrific program in Duluth,” said Railers head coach Jamie Russell. “He will play in all situations and he can catch opponents by surprise with some big open ice hits. He is a gamer and we are thrilled to welcome him to Worcester.”

The Railers are expected to continue announcing player signings through the start of training camp, so keep checking back with The Sin Bin. In the mean time, for the latest list of player signings across the ECHL, visit our 2017 ECHL Transactions page!

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