NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, have re-signed defenseman Danny Federico for the 2017-18 season. The third-year pro and native of Acton, Mass. returns for his second season in South Carolina after playing in 62 games and picking up eight assists last year.
Federico was tied for the team lead with a +19 rating during the regular season before suiting up for 17 postseason contests during South Carolina’s run to the Kelly Cup Finals. During his rookie year in 2015-16, the 25-year-old captured a Kelly Cup championship with the Allen Americans, earning seven points (1g-6a) in 65 regular-season games before posting four assists in 10 playoff appearances.
The Quinnipiac University graduate served as a co-captain of the club during his senior season in 2014-15. He played in 132 NCAA games, finishing his career with 38 points (3g-35a) and a +46 rating. He was part of one of the most successful classes in Quinnipiac history, leading the Bobcats to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a trip to the Frozen Four and National Championship Game in 2013. Federico, a product of the Boston Jr. Bruins, was also an ECAC Third-Team All-Star in 2014-15.