DeBloise Returns to Rays from AHL

Feb 15, 2016

02/12/2016 11:19 AM -

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.- 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, 24, has had three stints with the Monsters this season, appearing in 30 games and registering five points (three goals, two assists). With the Stingrays, DeBlois has skated in 13 games this season, notching eight points (four goals, four 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 will join the team in Wichita and is eligible to play this weekend. DeBlois joins Caleb Herbert, reassigned from Hershey today, as key additions to the Stingrays roster heading into tonight's game.

The Stingrays visit the Thunder today and Saturday at 8:05 p.m. Fans are encouraged to head to King Street Grille-Northwoods for the Official Watch Party featuring select $3 drafts.

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