NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays announced that the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League have reassigned defenseman Sasha Pokulok from Hershey of the American Hockey League to the Stingrays.
It was also announced that forward Keith Johnson has been called up to the AHL by the Portland Pirates.
The Stingrays are the ECHL affiliate of Washington of the NHL and Hershey of the AHL. Capitals head coach Boudreau coached Mississippi for three seasons winning the Kelly Cup championship in 1999. The head coach of Hershey is Bob Woods, who coached Mississippi for four seasons from 2001-05. Boudreau was named NHL Coach of the Year in 2007-08 becoming the first former ECHL coach to receive the award. Woods was an ECHL All-Star selection four times and retired as the ECHL all-time leader with 599 games played. He was named to the Second Team Defense on the ECHL 15th Anniversary Team in 2003, and was named Second Team Defense on The Hockey News’ 50th Anniversary All-ECHL Team in 1997.