NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays announced that they have signed veteran forward Joel Irving, who helped the Stingrays win the Kelly Cup in 2001, and goaltender Jayme Platt, who helped Greenville win the Kelly Cup in 2002.
The Stingrays are the ECHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
In 2004-05 with Odessa in the Central Hockey League, the 29-year-old Irving had 26 points (8g-18a) in 59 games. Selected in the sixth round (148th overall) by Montreal in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Irving played three seasons with South Carolina from 2000-03, scoring 130 points (55g-75a) and 448 penalty minutes in 185 career regular season games and 17 points (8g-9a) and 50 penalty minutes in 23 Kelly Cup Playoff games.
Platt, who has played the last two seasons in England, was 30-9-1 and helped Greenville capture the Kelly Cup as a rookie in 2001-02.