North Charleston, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery announced today that the team has signed forward Kyle Thomas and defenseman Derrick Pallis.
Thomas, 23, completed a four-year collegiate career at Norwich University last season totaling 120 points (66g-54a) in 109 games and served as an alternate captain his senior year. During his freshman season (2009-10), the Waltham, Mass. native was named the ECAC Rookie of the Year, to the ECAC All-Rookie Team and helped the Cadets capture the NCAA Division III Championship. The following year, he was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the ECAC Tournament. Thomas also attended the Minnesota Wild Development Camp in the summer of 2011 and 2012.
Thomas’ father, William, was selected in the first round (26th overall) of the 1972 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys and over a three-year career, dressed for Dallas, Houston and Kansas City.
In his rookie campaign last season, Pallis, 23, split time between the Trenton Titans of the ECHL and Fort Worth Brahmas of the Central Hockey League. In Trenton, the Medfield, Mass. product tallied three goals and 14 assists for 17 points in 38 contests and eight points (2g-6a) in 25 games and one assist in four playoff games with the Brahmas. Prior to turning pro, Pallis attended Princeton University for four seasons acquiring 56 points (16g-40a) in 127 games and named an alternate captain his senior year.