Stingrays Sign Goaltender Jakaitis To Tryout Contract

Stingrays Sign Goaltender Jakaitis To Tryout Contract

Oct 3, 2017

The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, have announced the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Jeff Jakaitis on a tryout contract. The ECHL CCM Most Valuable Player MVP from the 2014-15 season, Jakaitis has played for South Carolina during three seasons from 2012-15 and helped lead the Stingrays to a Kelly Cup Finals appearance in 2015.

The native of Rochester, Minn. has spent his last two seasons playing professionally in Norway. Jakaitis has appeared in 203 ECHL contests with four different teams during his pro career. His MVP campaign consisted of a record of 26-8-1-1, a goals against average of 1.96 and a save percentage at 0.924 as well as seven shutouts.

Before turning pro, Jakaitis, 34, played collegiately at Lake Superior State from 2003-07 as well as with the United States Hockey League’s (USHL) Waterloo Black Hawks.

South Carolina will debut their new squad this weekend in two preseason exhibition games at the Carolina Ice Palace. The Rays will take on the Atlanta Gladiators Friday night before hosting the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Saturday evening. Both games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The Stingrays open their 25th anniversary season at the North Charleston Coliseum on Oct. 20 against Greenville at 7:05 p.m.

2017-18 Season Ticket Packages are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits! The club’s 7-Game Plan features tickets to all the biggest games plus added benefits! For more information, fans may call the Stingrays' office at 843-744-2248 or visit

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