Stingrays agree to terms with Parker

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, have agreed to terms with forward John Parker for the 2017-18 season.

While signed with Hershey during his rookie season, Parker appeared in 59 games for South Carolina during the regular season, scoring 32 points (15g-17a). The Green Brook, N.J. native appeared in 19 postseason contests during the team’s run to the Kelly Cup Finals and accounted for six points (3g-3a) while tying for second on the squad with a +5 rating.

Parker played three seasons of college hockey at Bemidji State University in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The 25-year-old appeared in 85 collegiate games and recorded 32 points (20g-12a) for the Beavers. In his senior season, he played in all of the team’s 39 games and served as an alternate captain posting  17 points (11g-6a).

Before BSU, Parker played one season at the University of Maine in 2011-12 and spent three seasons in the United States Hockey League with Muskegon and Indiana, winning a Clark Cup championship with Indiana in 2009. Parker served as a captain for the Lumberjacks in 2010-11, scoring 31 points (9g-22a).