PRINCETON, N.J. – Former South Carolina Stingrays and current Portland Pirates goaltender Kirk Daubenspeck is the MeiGray Group ECHL Alumnus of the Month for February.
Daubenspeck was 6-3-1 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 1.68 and a save percentage of .950 in 10 games with Portland in February, helping the Pirates get back to .500 in the Atlantic Division. Daubenspeck is 8-3-1 with three shutouts, a goals-against average of 1.42 and a save percentage of .957 with Portland and would lead the league in goals-against average and save percentage if he had enough minutes to qualify.
Prior to joining Portland, Daubenspeck was 12-10-3 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.30 and a save percentage of .934 in 25 games with South Carolina of the ECHL. In 2003-04, Daubenspeck appeared in 47 games with South Carolina, going 29-15-4 with a 2.66 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage, and in one game with Worcester of the AHL.
Daubenspeck began his professional career in 1997-98 with Jacksonville of the ECHL where he was 20-9-2 with a goals-against average of 2.96 and a save percentage of .904 as well as playing in 18 games for Indianapolis of the International Hockey League.