NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays announced that former team captain Cail MacLean has been named assistant coach.
The Stingrays are the ECHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. The head coach of Washington is Bruce Boudreau, who coached Mississippi for three seasons winning the Kelly Cup championship in 1999, while 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.
The 32 year old concluded his 11-year playing career in 2007-08 and had 46 points (21g-25a) in 63 regular season games and 11 points (2g-9a) in 20 Kelly Cup Playoff games for South Carolina.
He played in the ECHL in nine of his 11 professional seasons and had 439 points (224g-215a) and 298 penalty minutes in 474 regular season games and 50 points (29g-21a) and 36 penalty minutes in 67 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with Jacksonville, Reading, South Carolina and Trenton.