PORTLAND, ME – March 15, 2019 – The Mariners have signed defenseman Johnny Coughlin to a SPC (standard player contract), the team announced on Friday. Coughlin is a 6’3, 205 pound defenseman out of the College of Holy Cross, where he just finished up a successful four year run. He’s also a former college teammate of Mariners forward Ryan Ferrill.

Coughlin (Fairport, NY) was a mainstay in the Holy Cross lineup for four seasons, playing at least 35 games in all of them. In his just-completed Senior season, he led all Crusaders defenseman in scoring, with 21 points – which was good for 2nd on the team overall. Impressively, Coughlin put up double-figure point numbers in all four of his college seasons. For three seasons (2015-16 to 2017-18), Coughlin and Ryan Ferrill played together.

Before Holy Cross, Coughlin played one year in the BCHL with the Vernon Vipers. The two years prior he attended Trinity-Pawling prep school (just north of New York City), where he captained the team in 2013-14, while putting up 26 points in 25 games.

The Mariners are in action tomorrow when they travel to Worcester to take on Railers at 7:05 PM. They’re home on Sunday (Mar. 17th) when they host the Newfoundland Growlers at 3:00 PM for Beacon’s Birthday Bash presented by Evergreen Credit Union. Only six home games remain in the regular season. Tickets to can be purchased HERE or by calling the Trusted Choice Box Office at 207-775-3458.