ROANOKE, Va. – The Rail Yard Dawgs announced Wednesday that Dillon Radin and Jimmy Elser have signed training camp agreements with the organization.

Radin enters his first full professional season with Roanoke after playing in two games for the Evansville Thunderbolts last season. The five-foot-eleven winger scored his first pro goals less than four minutes into his debut with Evansville on March 11 against Birmingham. The Long Beach, New York native signed with Evansville after his collegiate career at UMass-Dartmouth (NCAA-DIII) concluded. While at UMass-Dartmouth, Radin put up an impressive statline of 32 goals and 50 assists in 99 career games played, and played alongside of fellow Dawg Sean Leonard for two seasons.

Elser enters his rookie professional season after spending four years at the University of New England (NCAA-DIII). The six-foot-two forward recorded 15 goals and 14 assists over 68 career collegiate games. Prior to his college days, the Hopewell Junction, New York native played three seasons in the NAHL for both the Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins and the Brookings Blizzard. Over 145 NAHL games, Elser tallied 24 goals, 32 assists, and 255 penalty minutes from 2015-2018.

Players Signed to Training Camp as of October 5, 2022:

  • Jimmy Elser
  • Dillon Radin
  • Brendan Pepe
  • Dmitry Kuznetsov
  • Stephen Alvo
  • Brody Duncan
  • CJ Stubbs
  • Travis Broughman
  • Billy Vizzo
  • Nick Ford
  • CJ Valerian
  • Matt O’Dea
  • Josh Nenadal
  • Sammy Bernard
  • Austyn Roudebush
  • Bryce Martin
  • Jarrad Vroman
  • Sean Leonard
  • Nick DeVito
  • Hunter Bersani
  • Brady Heppner
  • Mac Jansen

Opening Night of the 2022-2023 season is slated for Friday, October 21 and is sponsored by Haley Toyota of Roanoke. Puck drop is set for 7:05. Season tickets, flex packages, and group tickets are now on sale. Single game tickets and single game parking passes are on sale now online and at the box office.

Photo Credit: Jared Marshall Productions (Radin), Tristan Durgan // University of New England (Elser)