Dekanich Recalled to Hershey Bears

Dec 26, 2015

12/26/2015 4:55 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 goaltender Mark Dekanich has been recalled by the Stingrays American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears.

Dekanich, 29, was recalled to Hershey for the first time this season. The goaltender posted strong numbers with the Stingrays, going 6-4-0-1 with a 2.07 goals against average and a .921 save percentage. He also recorded two shutouts.

No stranger to the AHL, Dekanich has played 162 career AHL games and was an AHL All-Star with Milwaukee in during the 2010-11 season. That year, he posted the league’s best save percentage with a .931 mark. A draft pick of Nashville, Dekanich made his NHL debut on December 18, 2010, stopping 22 shots in a contest against the Los Angeles Kings. The Colgate graduate is a native of North Vancouver, British Columbia.

With Dekanich recalled to Hershey and goaltender Vitek Vanecek currently with the Czech Republic at the IIHF World Junior Championships in Helsinki, Finland, the Stingrays will add a goaltender prior to this weekend's contests to accompany Branden Komm on the active roster.

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