NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – South Carolina Stingrays Head Coach, Jason Fitzsimmons announced today that Cail MacLean will be the captain of the Stingrays for the 2006-2007 season. MacLean is the fifth captain since the Stingrays began in 1993.
“Cail has great leadership skills and is very well-respected in the locker room,” noted Fitzsimmons. “He will make a great liaison between the players and coaches because he truly understands both sides of the equation.”
MacLean, 29, came to the Stingrays last year as a free agent after splitting his time the season before with the Reading Royals of the ECHL and the Stingrays’ AHL affiliate, Hershey Bears. MacLean, a right-winger from
Middleton, Nova Scotia , scored 33 points with the Rays last year on 17 goals and 16 assists in 46 games despite the fact that he missed action early on due to a leg injury.
“I am really excited for this opportunity to lead the way this upcoming season,” said MacLean. “I’m looking forward to the start of the season and continuing the great tradition of hockey in
MacLean was an assistant captain last year under Trevor Johnson, who left this year to pursue interests overseas.
“Trevor was a valuable part of the team and will be missed. We wish him luck in his future endeavors,” added MacLean.
The right-winger is a tenth year pro and began his professional career with the Jacksonville Lizard Kings of the ECHL in 1997. MacLean was a member of the 2001 Kelly Cup runner-up Trenton Titans where he was captain. The ECHL veteran has played in over 350 games at this level scoring 178 goals and adding 157 assists for 335 points. MacLean’s career has led him to play in over 300 games at the AHL and IHL levels as well.
The puck drops on the 14th season of hockey in the Low Country on October 20th at Gwinnett but returns to home ice on the 21st against
Columbia . Order your Stingrays full season, weekend, or partial ticket package today by calling a ticket sales manager at 843-744-2248 or by logging onto www.stingrayshockey.com and clicking on the ticket section. Packages start as low as $60 and include all the great benefits of being a season ticket holder.