The Worcester Railers will be the New York Islanders' new ECHL affiliate, the organization announced Friday.
The Railers, who will play at the DCU Center, join the Bridgeport Sound Tigers as the Islanders' primary minor league affiliates.
"The proximity of having our ECHL team within driving distance from Bridgeport and the Islanders is a definite benefit," Islanders GM Garth Snow said in a press release.
Before the Railers, the Islanders had partnered with the Missouri Mavericks as their ECHL affiliate.
"We are looking forward to working closely with the organization to help develop their prospects, while at the same time having the overall goal to win hockey games," Railers GM and head coach Jamie Russell said in a press release.