The following article was posted on www.stingrayshockey.com on August 3 featuring former St. Lawrence standout Christian Horn.
By South Carolina Stingrays Staff
The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, have agreed to terms with forward Christian Horn for the 2018-19 season. Horn is set to begin the third season of his professional career and is coming off a 30-point campaign with the Norfolk Admirals, scoring 14 goals and 16 assists in 44 games.
“I thought South Carolina would be a great home to start a new path in my career,” Horn said. “It was a hard decision to leave my coaches in Norfolk and I greatly appreciate the opportunity they gave me as a player, but I think it was better for me to move forward and start a new chapter where it’s a little more demanding and I need to prove myself. I’m walking into a new challenge and I have to be the best player I can be to not only move myself forward but to help this team succeed.”
The Plymouth, Minn. native has played 66 ECHL games over the last two seasons split between Norfolk and the Rapid City Rush, scoring 39 points on 16 goals and 23 assists. He has also spent time with the Pensacola Ice Flyers, Fayetteville FireAntz and Peoria Rivermen in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), accounting for 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) in 31 games overall.
“Christian is a third-year player that we were able to get this summer who put up some good numbers last year in Norfolk,” said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. “He’s a skilled player that will hopefully be able to add a little fire to our lineup from a goal-scoring perspective and help on the power play and other key situations. We’re excited to have him and we think that he’ll add some offensive punch to our lineup.”
Horn, 25, measures 5-foot-11, 185-pounds and began his professional career after playing collegiately at St. Lawrence University in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) from 2014-16. The forward had 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) in 62 contests during two seasons.
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