Former Chilliwack Bruin Randy McNaught has inked a professional hockey contract with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.
The deal was announced Tuesday as McNaught opted to leave the University of Calgary. McNaught had zero goals and 24 penalty minutes in 12 games with the Dinos this season, his first in the CIS after four years in the Western Hockey League.
McNaught played for three WHL teams. Ex-Chilliwack Bruins GM Darrell May signed the Nanaimo native away from the BCHL’s Nanaimo Clippers in 2007-08, and he played 87 regular season and four playoff games for Chilliwack before being dealt to the Saskatoon Blades.
McNaught finished his WHL career with the Vancouver Giants.
He was a seventh round pick (190th overall) of the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers in the 2010 entry draft.