Stingrays ink defenseman Krieg

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

Krieg, who is entering his third professional season, played in the ECHL for both the Norfolk Admirals and Wheeling Nailers during 2016-17. The 27-year-old suited up for 41 games with Norfolk and earned 12 points (2g-10a) before seeing 16 games of action with Wheeling and posting four points (1g-3a).

A Phoenix, Ariz. native, Krieg started his pro career with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League during the 2015-16 year as a teammate of Stingrays assistant coach Steve Bergin. He put up 26 points (3g-23a) in 56 regular-season games before helping to lead the Ice Flyers to the league’s President’s Cup championship. Krieg was also named to the SPHL’s All-Rookie Team.

Before turning pro, Krieg played collegiately at the Division III level for the University of St. Thomas from 2011-15 and was part of the North American Hockey League’s Alexandria Blizzard for two seasons from 2009-11.