The New Jersey Titans announced today that they have acquired the rights to forward Riley Fitzgerald from the Shreveport Mudbugs in exchange for future tenders. Fitzgerald, a 2003 birth year hailing from Wilmington, MA, spent the beginning of the season with the Cedar Rapids of the USHL, where he recorded a goal in five games played. Most recently, he made his college commitment to Mercyhurst University. Last season, he recorded three goals and five assists in fifty games for the RoughRiders, playing a regular role in his first year of USHL hockey.
In announcing the trade, New Jersey’s General Manager Craig Doremus said, “We are excited to welcome Riley and Fitzgerald family to the organization. Riley will add a nice piece to our forward group. He has the ability to play either wing position and he is eager to help our team as much as possible. Riley has junior hockey experience and he will fit into our culture right away. We are happy to have him in our dressing room and greatly look forward to the rest of our regular season.”
Fitzgerald joined the team on their trip to Johnstown, and is expected to make his debut this upcoming weekend in Rochester. His addition will add another layer of tenacity and experience to a younger team compared to other division rivals. Currently on a three game skid, New Jersey will look for a pair of wins to climb back into the playoff picture. Said Fitzgerald, “I’m excited to come back to the East Coast. It’s nice to be close to my family, and I’m excited to continue my growth as a player in New Jersey, while preparing for my college career.”
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