Stingrays Bring In Mercyhurst Forward Charbonneau

Stingrays Bring In Mercyhurst Forward Charbonneau

Mar 23, 2018

The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals, have announced the signing of forward Jonathan Charbonneau to a standard professional contract Friday. Charbonneau recently finished his collegiate career at Mercyhurst University in the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA), suiting up for 33 games while scoring a career-high of 29 points on 17 goals and 12 assists.

Charbonneau, a native of St-Columban, Que., played in 145 games during his 4-year NCAA career, totaling 102 points on 56 goals and 46 assists along with 66 penalty minutes and a +10 rating. The 5-foot-7, 180-pound attacker was a consistent scorer during his time with the Lakers, posting 19 points as a freshman before consecutive 27-point campaigns as a sophomore and junior with 16 goals and 11 assists during each season.

Before enrolling at Mercyhurst, Charbonneau played for the St. Jerome Panthers in the Quebec AAA Junior Hockey League and scored 89 points on 40 goals and 49 assists in 42 games. He also appeared in six contests with the Smiths Falls Bears in the Central Canadian Hockey League (CCHL), scoring a goal and two assists.

The 23-year-old is expected to join the Stingrays in Orlando and make his professional debut on Friday night against the Solar Bears while wearing No. 17. Friday’s game begins at 7 p.m. at the Amway Center.

South Carolina will play Friday and Sunday afternoon in Orlando before returning home on Tuesday to host the Kalamazoo Wings at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Single-game tickets for all Stingrays home games during the 2017-18 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.

Group tickets for 10 or more fans are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits! For more information and 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.

Photo Credit: Mercyhurst Sports Information

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