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Mason McCarty Begins Pro Career With Rush



(RAPID CITY, SD) – The Rapid City Rush announced today that rookie forward Mason McCarty will begin his professional career with the Rush in the 2018-19 ECHL season.


McCarty comes to the Rush after the conclusion of his major-junior career in the WHL.  The 5’10”, 185-pound forward is coming off of his best season with the Red Deer Rebels, where he tabulated career-highs in every category with 38 goals, 36 assists, and 74 points in 68 games.  He added another 4 points (1g-3ast) in 5 WHL playoff games.  He was rewarded for his leadership with an “A” on his jersey for his final season in the WHL.


“After talking with Coach Tetrault earlier this offseason, I realized this was a great fit for me, and I can’t wait to get started.  I’m very happy to be one of the newest members of the Rapid City Rush,” McCarty stated regarding his decision to sign with the Rush.  “I’m just looking to come in and work hard for Coach and my teammates, and hope I set a good foundation for the start of my professional career.”


“In speaking with WHL scouts and other contacts, one thing was made very clear about Mason: he is one heck of a hockey player,” Rush Head Coach Daniel Tetrault explained regarding Mason McCarty.  “Mason is coming off of a 38-goal season in the WHL, so you know immediately he has a heck of a shot, and can score from anywhere on the ice.  With a scoring clip like that in major-junior, especially the WHL, it’s a clear signal that Mason is a great competitor.  I’m going to give him every opportunity to succeed, and put him in all situations.  I’m very excited to see what Mason is capable of at the professional level.”


A native of Blackie, Alberta, McCarty’s WHL career spanned five seasons and took place with the Rebels and the Saskatoon Blades.  In total, he played in 225 games, and registered 85 goals, 72 assists, 157 points, and 223 PIM.


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