Stingrays’ Spina Signs With Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League announced that they have signed former South Carolina Stingrays left wing David Spina an AHL contract. Spina joined the Falcons on Nov. 16 after signing a PTO contract.

Spina has scored a goal in four straight games and has five points (4g-1a) in seven games for Springfield.

“You put players on Professional Tryout Agreements to give them the opportunity to show that they deserve a commitment for the balance of the season,” said Falcons president and general manager Bruce Landon. “Dave came here and provided us with additional speed and scoring punch which in today’s game is so important. We fully expect Dave to continue to contribute to this team and are pleased that he has accepted a contract for the balance of the year. He has certainly earned it.”

When Spina first joined Springfield he was leading ECHL rookies with four power-play goals and led the Stingrays with seven goals which ranked second among league rookies.

The 22-year-old played nine games with Utah of the AHL in 2004-05 after completing his season at Boston College. In four years at Boston College, the 5-foot-11 and 185-pound Spina had 103 points (49g-54a) in 138 games.