RiverKings Welcome Back Harrington, Sign Rookie Carvalho

PRESS RELEASE - The Mississippi RiverKings and Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser continue to add depth to the forward position as the team announced the return of SPHL Veteran Matt Harrington and the signing of rookie Jordan Carvalho.

Matt Harrington returns for his fifth season with the RiverKings. Harrington, 26, returns for his seventh professional season and his fifth with the Mississippi RiverKings. The North Port, Florida, native began his pro career in 2011-12 with the Pensacola Ice Flyers after five years in juniors. He landed in Southaven in 2012-13 and has been a mainstay on Coach Landmesser’s roster ever since. A veteran forward, Harrington has played in over 200 games in the SPHL and competed in 22 games in the ECHL. In his time with the RiverKings, Harrington has averaged 30.2 points per season and looks to be a significant factor on the score sheet again this year.

Jordan Carvalho comes to the RiverKings embarking on his first professional season. At 6-foot, 181 pounds, the high-scoring forward tallied 99 points in 97 games while in college at Morrisville State in New York. 2016-17 proved to be the Brampton, Ontario, native’s most successful season where he garnered 37 total points, 31 of them being helpers.

The 2017-18 RiverKings season begins October 20th when the Knoxville IceBears visit Landers Center. Ticket packages are available now by visiting www.riverkings.com/familypacks or calling the RiverKings office at 662-342-1755.

About the Mississippi RiverKings
The RiverKings are supported by our community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662-342-1755 or visit RiverKings.com.

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 10:00 AM

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