The ECHL Maine Mariners have traded former Vernon Vipers defenceman Johnny Coughlin to the Norfolk Admirals.
Coughlin was entering his second season with the Mariners, finished his fourth and final season at College of the Holy Cross in March 2019 before signing his first professional contract with the Mariners March 15th 2019. Coughlin collected four assists in ten games with the Mariners last year.
Coughlin played one season in Vernon, playing in 55 games with the 2014-15 Vipers, collecting (3-goals-15-assists-18-points).
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This was posted on the Admirals website:
Admirals Acquire Defenseman Coughlin from Maine
16 Oct 2019
Norfolk, VA - The Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL announced today they have acquired defenseman Johnny Coughlin from the Maine Mariners in exchange for future considerations.
Coughlin, 6’3, 205 lbs, joins the Admirals after playing in ten games with the Mariners last season. Before joining the Mariners last season, he completed his four-year career at College of Holy Cross (NCAA D-I).
While in his tenure at Holy Cross, the 24-year native of Airport, NY quickly established himself as one of the more reliable defensemen on the team. He played in at least 35 games each season and had an on-ice rating of +28.
"The commitment to our fans is that we will never stop pursuing the best players who will play all out for our logo, Johnny Coughlin fits that objective and we welcome him to Norfolk,” said Admirals Owner Patrick Cavanagh.
In his senior campaign, Coughlin was tied for second in total points (21), just one short of the team lead. He also served as an assistant captain to his team.