The South Carolina Stingrays have agreed to terms with defenseman Bryce Montgomery. “I’m really thankful for this opportunity,” said Montgomery. “The systems in South Carolina definitely suit my game. Coach Kotyk was also a big defenseman like me, and it will be great to learn from him. The Stingrays organization is super special, and I’m looking forward to getting things started.”
The 6’6 defenseman was originally drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes but are still without an AHL or ECHL affiliate. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2021 Draft. While the Canes still have the NHL rights to Montgomery, he will spend some time in the Lowcountry this season and making his professional debut as a Stingray!
During the 2022-2023, the Washington D.C. native spent time in the USHL with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and registered seven goals and 11 assists. Prior to this, he spent time in the OHL with the London Knights, racking up 59 PIMS in 49 games.
With the addition of Montgomery, the blue line will be stacked with big bodies and enforcer type play. With his height and physicality, the Stingrays are shaping up to be a defensive force, even without a goalie signing in sight.