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Forward Chris Langkow returns to the Lowcountry

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (RAYS) – The South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Chris Langkow. In keeping with club policy, details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Acquired in a trade with the Reading Royals in early November last season, Langkow, 24, buried a career-high 37 points (18 goals, 19 assists) in 46 games with the Stingrays and added three assists in four Kelly Cup Playoff contests. In nine games with the Royals, the Vegreville, Alberta, native netted two goals and two assists for four points.

"Chris is coming off his best pro year offensively and we're looking for him to build off that," said Carbery.  "He has won a championship at our level and gives us a great two-way centerman that can play in all situations."

Over a three-year professional career, Langkow totaled 87 points (38 goals, 49 assists) in 127 ECHL contests with the Alaska Aces, Reading and South Carolina and helped the Aces capture the Kelly Cup in 2011. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound forward has also seen action in the American Hockey League with the Peoria Rivermen and Bridgeport Sound Tigers adding eight points (two goals, six assists) in 15 games.

The Stingrays kick off their 21st season of hockey in the Lowcountry on Saturday, October 19 against the defending Kelly Cup Champion Reading Royals at 7:35 p.m. in Reading, Pennsylvania and celebrate Opening Night, Stingrays Alumni Game, Zooperstars! and 2013-14 schedule giveaway at the North Charleston Coliseum on Saturday, October 26 against their in-state rivals, the Greenville Road Warriors, at 7:05 p.m.

Hall of Fame players such as Jason Fitzsimmons, Dave Seitz, Brett Marietti, Nate Kiser, Rob Concannon and Matt Scherer along with fan-favorites Pierre-Luc O'Brien, Johann Kroll, Trevor Johnson and more return to the Coliseum ice for a pregame Alumni Game before the Stingrays battle the Greenville Road Warriors later that night. The world-famous Zooperstars! will perform during the intermissions and the first 5,000 fans receive a 2013-14 magnet schedule!

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