Stingrays acquire defenseman Ryan McGinnis

The South Carolina Stingrays acquired defenseman Ryan McGinnis from the Florida Everblades.

Still trying to get confirmation if he’ll be in the lineup tonight against Gwinnett. He played this past weekend against Evansville.

The transaction completes the future considerations of the Matt Beca/Matthew Pistilli trade made on December 31, 2012.

McGinnis, 25, skated in 21 games with the Everblades scoring eight assists and 12 penalty minutes. Last season, the Flint, Michigan, native spit time between the Everblades and Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL) netting 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) in 33 games in Florida and two assists in 30 contests with the Crunch. In 170 total ECHL games, with Florida and the Kalamazoo Wings, McGinnis buried 13 goals and 70 assists for 83 points. At the AHL level with Syracuse, Manitoba, Norfolk and Albany, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defenseman added 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) in 101 contests.

Drafted in the sixth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, McGinnis skated five seasons of junior hockey with the Plymouth Whalers and Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and helped the Whalers capture the OHL championship in 2006-07.

10 thoughts on “Stingrays acquire defenseman Ryan McGinnis

  1. Pissed away a golden opportunity tonight. The Gladiators were 3 men down, and we allowed them to totally control the pace of the game. Worst effort of the season IMO.

  2. Very few hard body checks or anything close to a fight tonite.I think we will miss Justin Courtnall more than many fans thought. The guys looked tired .

  3. The team is minus their best what 5 players and were on game 4 in 5 days and against the top team in the division ….. I thought they played a good game all things considered.

  4. Gwinnett had a losing record in the 10 games before last night, were playing 3 men short (with several forwards having to play defense), had both their goalies called up to the AHL, and were missing many of their top players as well. Any kind of consistent effort last night should have smoked them. Unfortunately, the guys didn’t do it.
    Like I said earlier…. we pissed away a golden opportunity. A regulation win last night would have put us within 2 points of first place. Back to the drawing board. lol

  5. Outside of goalies where were we a better team? The constant comment of the SPHL guys is getting old. Most of those guys would have been in the ECHL at the beginning of the season …maybe not all … if it was not for the NHL lockout. We got dealt the crap situation at the beginning of the season and now the team is trying to dig its way out. Everyone has been spoiled with players that have played with each other for years and know how to play with each other. This team is a new bunch of guys and has been a team of strangers pretty much all year. I promise all of you that there has been more bodies that have come through Charleston this year than any of the 19 previous years. Boston has never been known as a team that has had or taken care of their farm system aka what Reading has been in the past. Anyone notice that Reading has suddenly a great team now that they are connected to Hershey / Washington? Seems like I remember alot of complaining when the Rays were with Hershey / Washington. We were always in the mix for the playoffs ……. that may not happen this year. Trust me if we make it we have earned it but its not because of the “SPHL” players ….. its because of the team that wants to play and wants to win. We knew the players like Cross, Hirschfield, Randell and Weller would not be here long once the lockout ended and they weren’t. Some left before others but this not the same team and even though it may not be a more talented team that it was a the beginning of the season it is a better team.

  6. Also for the record once again we were minus our top guys as well ……. Gwinnett played Friday night and was off till they played us on Tuesday. We had played our 4th game in 5 days. I think they played quite well against a first place team that had been idle since Friday.

    • After watching the Rays against the Komets, I have figured the Rays have started a different tactic. It is the no checking game. I guess that with so many of our players called up to AHL teams we we do not have the benefit to play a checking game. This uninspired hockey did not work against a shorthanded back-up goalie Gwinett, but we did manage to get a win last night, thanks to another outstanding goalie effort. I am sure there are professiuonal hockey players that would like to play in the ECHL and I would think that the Stingray managment team is arduously searching them out

  7. Striker you are the only one mentioning the SPHL guys. IMO Gaul and Mangun have been two of the most energetic player on the ice since they have gotten here. I will leave it to Coach to decide their “effort” but don’t believe he was happy after Tues.

  8. After Tuesday’s game, coach apologized for the fans who spent their time and money coming to the game, and said it was the worst effort he had ever seen at the NCC. So yeah, it’s safe to say he wasn’t pleased with their effort. lol

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