- DOB: 7/30/1994
- Ht: 5-11
- Wt: 192
- Shoots: R
- School: Quinnipiac University
- Hometown: Millbury, MA
McKernan was acquired from Fort Wayne at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season and signed with the Rays for 2018-19 on July 10, 2018. He finished the 17-18 year with the Komets after completing his senior season at Quinnipiac University and suited up for nine regular season games as well as eight playoff contests in the Komets’ run to the Western Conference Finals. The blueliner had one assist in the postseason along with four penalty minutes and a +1 rating.
While attending Quinnipiac, the 5-foot-11, 192-pound defender played in 138 games over four seasons and scored 36 points (12 goals, 24 assists). McKernan was also part of the Bobcats’ Frozen Four appearance and run to the National Championship game in 2016. The Millbury, Mass. native also helped the Boston Junior Bruins to the 2013-14 USPHL Championship as an assistant captain while ranking second among team defensemen with 25 points in 46 games.