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Forward Jack Downing Returns for 2014-15 Season

September 11, 2014 - ECHL (ECHL) - South Carolina Stingrays News Release

North Charleston, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 22 seasons of hockey in the Lowcountry, have signed forward Jack Downing, Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery announced today.

Downing, 25, finished fourth on the Stingrays with 25 points (16 goals, nine assists) in 43 games last season and stood second on the team with 10 power-play points (six goals, four assists). The New Canaan, Connecticut, native also earned a 17-game promotion to the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Providence Bruins and Iowa Wild adding no points and four penalty minutes.

"We are excited to get him back," said Carbery. "He is familiar with Charleston and with the organization and we are going to lean on him heavily while he is here. He's going to a big part of our leadership and showing our young guys the ways things are done here and at the pro level. He's got an NHL shot and can score from basically anywhere."

Click here to watch the full interview with Carbery and Downing.

Entering his fourth professional season, Downing carries 72 career ECHL points (41 goals, 31 assists) in 102 contests with the Elmira Jackals and South Carolina and picked up 21 points (12 goals, nine assists) in 83 AHL matchups with the Binghamton Senators, Bruins and Wild.

"I'm excited to come back," exclaimed Downing. "There is no place I'd rather be. I loved it last year and I'm really excited to start the season there and really feel like a member of the club. The goal is to win with the Stingrays right off the bat."

The Stingrays celebrate Opening Night on Saturday, October 25 at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum! The world-famous Zooperstars perform all night and the first 5,000 fans receive a Savage Law Firm 2014-15 magnet schedule. Arrive early for the Stingrays Alumni Game at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free with your ticket to Opening Night and parking is free all day!

Do not miss a second of the action! 2014-15 Stingrays Ticket Plans are on sale NOW! Save money off of box office prices and receive great benefits like FREE parking, Buddy Passes, discounts off of merchandise, advanced ticket purchases to North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center events and more!

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