Cannata Reassigned To StingraysFeb 14, 2017
The Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL) announced the reassignment of goaltender Joe Cannata from the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears (AHL) to the South Carolina Stingrays Tuesday. The 27-year-old has played in 21 games with the Bears this season, posting a record of 10-5-4. Cannata is eligible to be in the lineup when the Stingrays battle Atlanta Tuesday night at the North Charleston Coliseum at 7:05 p.m.
The Wakefield, Mass. native is in his first season with the Washington organization after signing with the Capitals during free agency prior to the 2016-17 season. Last year Cannata played in 40 AHL games with the Utica Comets during the regular season and posted a career-best 20 wins with a goals against average of 2.52 and a save percentage at .909 to go along with two shutouts. The goaltender has played a total of 109 AHL games in his career with Hershey, Chicago and Utica.
Previously a sixth round selection by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2009 NHL Draft, Cannata is now in his fifth full professional season. He spent the 2014-2015 year between Utica and the Ontario Reign in the ECHL. With the Comets, the goaltender had a 1.99 goals against and a .932 save percentage through five games, while suiting up in 21 contests for the Reign with a goals against of 2.02 and a save percentage at .927. That season Cannata was named the ECHL’s starting goaltender in the All-Star game.
Cannata also played four years at Merrimack College in the Hockey East from 2008-2012. The netminder finished his collegiate career as the school’s record holder in multiple categories including saves (3,152), GAA (2.47) and save percentage (.915). Cannata made his professional debut in 2012 with the Chicago Wolves.
Single-game tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.
Ticket packages and Groups of 10 or more are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits. Tuesday’s game features a Valentine’s Day Happy Hour with $2 beers from 6-8 p.m. and $2 hot dogs all night! For more information or to place an order call the Stingrays front office at 843-744-2248 or stop by 3300 W. Montague Ave. Suite A-200 during business hours.