North Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach Cail MacLean announced today that forward Rob Ricci has been called up to the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League. Ricci will be reunited with former Stingray and current Rivermen Head Coach Jared Bednar.
Ricci, 26, skated in 60 games with the Stingrays this season recording 48 points (22g-26a) and is tied for first in the ECHL with four shootout goals and tied for third with five shorthanded points (3g-2a). Last season, the Brampton, ON native finished 11 among ECHL rookies with 25 goals and 25 assists for 50 points in 72 games with the Rays. During the 2009 ECHL Playoffs with Coach Bednar, Ricci dressed in seven contests and netted one goal as the Stingrays captured their ECHL-record third Kelly Cup title.
Prior to turning pro, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound forward skated for three seasons at Merrimack College grabbing 83 points (34g-49a) in 99 games.