North Charleston, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 20 seasons of hockey in the Lowcountry and proud ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL), named defenseman Kevin Quick team captain for the remainder of 2012-13 season on Monday Night Hockey, the weekly coach's show, at Wild Wing Café in North Charleston.
Quick, 24, skated in 51 games with the Stingrays scoring one goal and 12 assists for 13 points. Last season, the Buffalo, New York, native helped the Florida Everblades (ECHL) capture their first Kelly Cup Championship last season appearing in 34 regular-season contests earning 10 assists and 16 postseason games netting a goal and three assists for four points. A third-round (78th overall) draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2006, Quick appeared in 173 games over three seasons with their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, registering 34 points (one goal, 33 assists). On January 13, 2009, he made his NHL debut with the Lightning and skated in six total contests earning one assist.
Forward Shawn Weller started the season as team captain before his ECHL rights were traded to the Stockton Thunder in exchange for defenseman Cam Brodie and future considerations on January 25.