NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays announced that defensemen Viktor Dovgan and Sasha Pokulok and forwards Tommy Maxwell and Travis Morin have been assigned to the team from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
Selected in the seventh round (209th overall) by the Capitals in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, the 20-year-old Dovgan played in Russia in 2007-08 and had 10 penalty minutes in 16 games for CSKA Moscow. He played for South Carolina as a rookie and had 11 points (5g-6a) and 95 penalty minutes in 56 games while also playing in the AHL where he had two penalty minutes in one game for Hershey.
Selected in the ninth round (263rd overall) by Washington in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 24-year-old Morin led the Stingrays and was third in the ECHL with 84 points (34g-50a) in 68 regular season games as a rookie for the Stingrays in 2007-08. He had 17 points (7g-17a) in 20 Kelly Cup Playoff games for South Carolina and also played in four games with Hershey.
Selected in the first round (14th overall) by the Capitals in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old Pokulok had six assists and six penalty minutes in five regular season games and six assists and 18 penalty minutes in 18 Kelly Cup Playoff games for South Carolina as a rookie in 2007-08 while also playing in the AHL where he had seven points (1g-6a) and 43 penalty minutes in 44 games for Hershey.
The 22-year-old Maxwell had three points and 28 penalty minutes in nine games for the Stingrays in 2007-08 while also playing in the AHL where he had one assist and 44 penalty minutes in nine games for Hershey.