The SouthCarolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins of the NationalHockey League, and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations SpencerCarbery announced today that the team received forwards Scott Campbell,Jack Downing, defenseman Steve Spinell and goaltender AdamMorrison from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Ina separate transaction, the team signed defenseman Ryan Grimshaw andforward Wayne Simpson. In keeping with club policy, details of theagreements were not disclosed.
Campbell, 27, split last season between theLas Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL and Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL). In Las Vegas, the Navan, Ontario, native recorded 10 points (fourgoals, six assists) in 24 contests and added 18 points (seven goals, 11assists) in 46 games with the Sound Tigers.
Downing, 24, appeared in 34 games with the ElmiraJackals (ECHL) last season adding 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points andpitched in four points (one goal, three assists) in 19 contests with their AHLaffiliate, the Binghamton Senators. In two professional seasons, the NewCanaan, Connecticut, product has 47 points (25 goals, 22 assists) in 59 gamesat the ECHL level (all with Elmira) and 66 games of AHL experience (all withBinghamton) netting 21 tallies (12 goals, nine assists).
Spinell, 23, completed a four-year collegiate careerlast season at Miami University (Ohio) totaling 36 points (four goals, 32assists) in 149 contests. The Vernon Hills, Illinois, native helped the RedHawks capturea CCHA regular-season championship (2012-13) and CCHA championship (2010-11),served as team captain his senior year and skated alongside Stingrays forward MarcHagel.
Morrison, 22, battled in 10 games with the Stingraysearly last season going 1-6-2 with a 4.07 goals-against average and .877 savepercentage. The White Rock, British Columbia, prospect also dressed in 14 gameswith the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) acquiring a 6-6-2 standing with a 3.46 goals-againstaverage and .903 save percentage. In 2009, Morrison was selected by thePhiladelphia Flyers in the third round (81st overall) of the NHL Entry Draft.
Grimshaw, 23, competed in two Kelly Cup Playoff contestswith the Stingrays last season after being assigned to the team from theToronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. The Rochester, New York, nativebegan the 2012-13 campaign with the Trenton Titans (ECHL) picking up threegoals and three assists for six points in 23 games before moving up to Toronto,grabbing one assist in 16 games. Earlier this summer, Grimshaw attendedtraining camp with the Rochester Americans (AHL) alongside Stingrays defensemanTom Janosz.
Simpson, 23, enters his first professional season aftercompleting a four-year career at Union College where he led theDutchmen last year in points (33) and tied for first in goals (16). In 159total contests, the Boxboro, Massachusetts,native buried 115 points (56 goals, 59 assists).