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 team captain Joe Devin for the 2017-18 season.
For the third straight season with South Carolina, Devin, 29, played a key role for the Stingrays during a deep run in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Scituate, Mass. native scored 33 points (16g-17a) in 48 regular-season games before adding 12 points (4g-8a) while suiting up for all of the team’s 22 playoff contests.
In his last three postseason campaigns, Devin has racked up a total of 44 points (27g-17a) in 67 games, including four goals in Game 7’s and a triple-overtime winning goal versus Toledo that sent the Stingrays to the Kelly Cup Finals in 2015.
Devin has split time between the Stingrays and the AHL during the last two seasons. In the first half of the 2016-17 year, he played three games with the San Antonio Rampage before seeing another opportunity with the Cleveland Monsters for 16 games from Feb. 2 through Mar. 18. In 2015-16, he collected 41 points (18g-23a) in 55 games with South Carolina and also scored seven points (5g-2a) in 16 games with Cleveland where he played for Stingrays Hall of Famer Jared Bednar.
After returning from his most recent AHL stint with Cleveland in March, Devin picked up his play down the stretch during a late-season playoff push. The forward finished the regular season on a five-game point streak and then continued his hot play with points in all six first-round playoff games against Greenville.
In total, Devin has played in 202 ECHL games, collecting 123 points (59g-64a) with Cincinnati and South Carolina. He skated for four seasons and 116 NCAA games at Cornell University and was the captain his senior year prior to turning pro in 2011.