The South Carolina Stingrays signed goaltender David LeNeveu.
LeNeveu, 30, appeared in 22 NHL games over an eight-year North American professional career with the Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets, earning a 5-9-2 record with a 3.43 goals-against average and .877 save percentage. The Fernie, British Columbia, native made his NHL debut with the Coyotes on Oct. 6, 2005, suffering a 3-2 loss against the Los Angeles Kings and later recorded his first NHL win on Oct. 25 that year in a 5-4 overtime decision over the St. Louis Blues in Phoenix.
A second-round selection (46th overall) by the Coyotes in 2002, LeNeveu skated in 307 American Hockey League games with the Utah Grizzlies, Springfield Falcons, San Antonio Rampage, Hartford Wolf Pack, Iowa Chops and Oklahoma City Barons, picking up a 121-149-26 record with a 2.78 GAA and .909 save percentage. Last season, the 6-1, 187-pound goaltender dressed in 30 games with Linz EHC in Austria. Prior to turning pro, LeNeveu attended Cornell University for two seasons going 39-5-2, 2.70 goals-against average and .938 save percentage.
The Stingrays kicked off a six-game road trip Wednesday against the Toledo Walleye and return to the Coliseum on Dec. 14 to take on the Orlando Solar Bears at 7:05 p.m. on College Night and Teddy Bear Toss benefiting Debi’s Kids.
The Stingrays will wear special Clemson University jerseys and auction them after the contest. Clemson alum and two-time Super Bowl Champion Jim Stuckey will drop the ceremonial first puck along with Charleston native and “Survivor: One World” finalist Chelsea Meissner. Bring a new or gently used stuffed animal to the game to throw on the ice after the Stingrays score their first goal for the annual Teddy Bear Toss.
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