ROANOKE, VA. – The Rail Yard Dawgs announced on Wednesday that Tristan Gagnon has signed a player tryout contract with the team.

Gagnon had been playing his first professional season in the German fourth division for EA Schongau prior to signing with Roanoke. For EA Schongau, the five-foot-ten forward had tallied 11 goals and 21 assists in 28 games this season. The 23-year old winger previously played two seasons collegiately at Concordia University of Edmonton (ACAC), with seven goals and 10 assists in 18 combined games through both the regular season and playoffs. Prior to turning his college career, the Sherbrooke, Quebec native had played four years of junior hockey in the QCHL, QMJHL, QJHL, and MJAHL. Gagnon’s best junior season was for the MJAHL’s Edmundston Blizzard in 2019-2020, where he notched the eighth-most points in the league with 74 (22 goals, 52 assists in 52 games).

The Rail Yard Dawgs will visit the Knoxville Ice Bears on Thursday, March 2 at 7:35 p.m. EST, and you can watch the game on HockeyTV or listen for free on Mixlr. Season tickets and single-game tickets are available by calling the Rail Yard Dawgs office, visiting the ‘Tickets’ page on our website, or by visiting the Berglund Center box office.