HERSHEY, Pa. – The Hershey Bears announced that they have signed former ECHL left wing Quintin Laing.
The South Carolina Stingrays are the ECHL affiliate of the Bears of the AHL and the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.
The head coach of Hershey is Bruce Boudreau while the assistant coach is Bob Woods. Boudreau is the first coach to win both the Calder Cup in the AHL and the Kelly Cup, having led Mississippi to the ECHL championship in 1999. Woods was a player/assistant coach for Mississippi from 1998-2001 and was head coach of the Sea Wolves from 2001-05.
The 28 year old scored a career-high 15 goals and had 43 points in 75 regular season games and seven points (2g-5a) in 19 playoff games for Hershey in 2006-07.
Selected in the fourth round (102nd overall) by Detroit in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Laing had 37 points (13g-24a) in 60 regular season games and played in five Kelly Cup Playoff games for Jackson in the ECHL as a rookie in 2000-01 while also playing in the AHL where he had one assist in 10 games for Norfolk.
He returned to Jackson in 2001-02 and had 10 points (4g-6a) in 16 games before being called up to the AHL where he had 21 points (6g-15a) in 61 regular season games and also appeared in four playoff games with Norfolk.