Stingrays sign Chris Langkow

The South Carolina Stingrays signed forward Chris Langkow for the 2013-14 season.

Acquired in a trade with the Reading Royals in early November last season, Langkow, 24, recorded a career-high 37 points (18 goals, 19 assists) in 46 games with the Stingrays. He added three assists in four Kelly Cup Playoff contests.

In nine games with the Royals, the Vegreville, Alberta, native netted two goals and two assists for four points.

“Chris is coming off his best pro year offensively and we’re looking for him to build off that,” said South Carolina Stingrays coach Carbery. “He has won a championship at our level and gives us a great two-way centerman that can play in all situations.”

Over a three-year professional career, Langkow had 87 points (38 goals, 49 assists) in 127 ECHL contests with the Alaska Aces, Reading and South Carolina and helped the Aces capture the Kelly Cup in 2011. The 6-1, 185-pound forward has also seen action in the American Hockey League with the Peoria Rivermen and Bridgeport Sound Tigers adding eight points (two goals, six assists) in 15 games.

The Stingrays kick off their 21st season of hockey on Oct. 19 against the defending Kelly Cup Champion Reading Royals at 7:35 p.m. in Reading, Pennsylvania. The Stingrays home opener will be on Oct. 26 against the Greenville Road Warriors, at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum.

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