NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals, have agreed to terms with forward Mads Eller, Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Ryan Warsofsky announced.
Eller is the younger brother of Washington Capitals forward Lars Eller. He split time last season with the Adirondack Thunder and the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires. The native of Rodovre, Denmark opened the season with Adirondack, skating in 28 games for the Thunder with six points (3g-3a). After an injury sidelined him, he returned to junior hockey with the Spitfires and scored six points (2g-4a) in 22 games.
The 21-year-old spent two seasons with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League from 2013-15. He scored 50 points (16g-34a) in 112 games with Edmonton. In 2013-14, he helped lead Edmonton to a WHL and Memorial Cup championship, scoring 12 points (3g-9a) in 21 playoff games. Eller also has vast experience representing Denmark in international competition, including at the World Junior Championships where he was coached by his father, Olaf, a long-time coach and former professional player in Denmark.