DeBlois Returns to Rays from AHL

Mar 29, 2016

The South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 23 seasons in the Lowcountry and proud affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL), announced today that forward Derek DeBlois has been returned to the club from the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL).

DeBlois, 25, has had four stints with the Monsters this season, appearing in 35 games and registering five points (three goals, two assists). With the Stingrays, DeBlois has skated in 17 games this season, notching 12 points (five goals, seven assists).

DeBlois enjoyed a sensational rookie season with South Carolina last year. In 2014-2015, DeBlois posted 45 points (21 goals, 24 assists) in 59 games during his rookie season with the Stingrays. He led the club in goals and finished third in points. The Narragansett, R.I. native was a key part of South Carolina’s run to the 2015 Kelly Cup Finals, registering 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) in 27 playoff games. DeBlois, who played his NCAA Hockey at the University of Michigan, also appeared in four games for the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, scoring one goal.

DeBlois has joined the Stingrays and is eligible to play tonight. 

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