Perry Signs ECHL Contract With South Carolina Stingrays

Perry Signs ECHL Contract With South Carolina Stingrays

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC.- Sacred Heart University Men's Ice hockey alumni goalie Nathan Perry was signed by the ECHL South Carolina Stingrays, affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals and AHL's Hershey Bears, on Monday.

The 25-year-old recent SHU graduate has played in 13 games this season with the Fayetteville Marksmen in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) during his rookie season, posting a goals-against average of 2.43 and a save percentage at 0.927.

A native of Kingston, Ont., Perry played collegiately at SHU for 28 games over a span of three seasons from 2015-18. The 6-foot, 180-pound netminder had his best campaign during 2016-17 when he suited up for 13 contests and had a 2.60 goals-against average along with a 0.911 save percentage. 

"We are all proud of Nate. He has obviously put the time into working at his craft and he is now seeing the dividends of his work," said men's ice hockey head coach CJ Marottolo. "We are all rooting for him as he continues to climb the ladder in pro hockey."

Perry is the third Pioneer to be signed by the Stingrays as SHU Hockey alumni Nick Johnson and Mitch Nylen have also been members of the Stingrays during their professional careers.