NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals and American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, have agreed to terms with forward Jonathan Charbonneau for the 2019-20 season.
Charbonneau finished third on the team in scoring during 2018-19 as a rookie with 51 points (16g-35a). The St-Colombant, Quebec native also led South Carolina with seven power-play goals and his assist total (35) was second-best on the club.
Charbonneau’s assist total was tied for ninth among all ECHL rookies and he also had the fifth-most shots on goal (189) of any first-year player. His power-play goal total was tied for seventh among rookie forwards.
He first joined the Stingrays late in the 2017-18 season after finishing his college career at Mercyhurst University. He appeared in nine regular-season contests as well as four playoff games and immediately stepped into a big role offensively, scoring nine points (5g-4a), including four power-play goals.
Charbonneau suited up for 33 games during his senior season with the Lakers in 2017-18 and scored 29 points (17g1-2a). He played in 145 total games during a four-year NCAA career at Mercyhurst, posting 102 points (56g-46a) along with a +10 rating.
Before college, Charbonneau played for the St. Jerome Panthers in the Quebec AAA Junior Hockey League and registered 89 points (40g-49a) in 42 games.