Washington Capitals Ink Affiliation Partnership with ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays

By Community | June 27, 2014

National Hockey League (NHL) franchise Washington Capitals have agreed to an affiliation agreement with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, physician senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

“We are pleased to announce our ECHL affiliation with the South Carolina Stingrays,” MacLellan said. “The Stingrays are a great organization and they were terrific partners with us during our previous affiliation. We are looking forward to our prospects being able to grow and develop with a first-class organization. We would like to thank the Reading Royals and their fans for their support during the last two seasons.”

“We are excited to be back with Washington and the Hershey Bears (AHL) for the upcoming season,” said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. “We are extremely happy with our meetings with Washington and Mr. MacLellan and the direction all three teams are heading. We look forward to working with and developing their young prospects.”

South Carolina finished the 2013-14 season ranked third in the Eastern Conference and captured the South Division title with a record of 43-23-6 (92 points).