NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, have agreed to terms with Marcus Perrier for the 2017-18 season. Perrier, who can play both forward and defense, returns for a fourth season with South Carolina.
The 26-year-old led South Carolina in appearances by playing in 71 of the team’s 72 games during the 2016-17 regular season and added 28 points (9g-19a) . He also led the squad with 235 penalty minutes and was third on the team with a +12 rating. In the postseason Perrier had four points (1g-3a) during 18 contests in the run to the Kelly Cup Finals along with 44 penalty minutes.
In his three-year pro career, Perrier has played in 200 ECHL regular-season games with the Stingrays, scoring 68 points (25g-43a) in addition to a +43 rating. He has helped South Carolina to long playoff runs each of his three years, as well as an ECHL-record 23-game winning streak and an appearance in the 2015 Kelly Cup Finals during his rookie season. In 61 career postseason contests, Perrier has notched 14 points (6g-8a).
During his time with the Stingrays Perrier has also played a large role in the community. He was named the recipient of the team’s 2016 Jerry Zucker Community Service Award for his dedication to the Lowcountry community and has continued to attend many events to stay involved each season.
Perrier joined the Stingrays after three seasons at Bowling Green State University from 2011-14, and three seasons with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League from 2008-11.