Stingrays add rookie defenseman Ellis


North Charleston, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays have agreed to terms with defenseman Brendan Ellis, Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery announced.

The Stingrays are the ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.

Ellis, 25, completed a four-year collegiate career this season with Merrimack College totaling 58 points (7g-51a) in 133 games and served as an alternate captain during the 2012-13 campaign. Before joining the NCAA ranks, the Kelowna, British Columbia native skated four seasons of junior hockey with the Westside Warriors of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) adding 126 points (34g-92a) in 199 games, was named the BCHL’s Best Defenseman following the 2009-10 season and departed as the team’s all-time leading scorer among defensemen in goals, assists and points.