It’s a.. it’s a… Rookie? The wait is finally over, Stingrays fans! The Stingrays have officially made their first signing for the upcoming season as they have agreed to terms with forward Jack Adams. Adams spent his last two seasons with the Fighting Irish in the Big 10, tallying 29 points in 70 games. Before Notre Dame, the 6’6” forward spent two seasons at Union College, scoring 14 goals and adding 21 assists. He also spent a season at Providence College, where he only appeared in six games due to injury. “I’m really looking forward to working with Jack this season,” said Stingrays Head Coach Brendan Kotyk in the team’s press release. “I think that the sky’s the limit for him. He’s a smart hockey player who shoots the puck well. With his size, skating ability, and touch, I could see him being a really good net-front guy for us.”
Before college, he competed in the USHL with Fargo Force, where he led the league in goals. He would also be selected for the 2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Adams was originally drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2017 NHL Draft but will begin his professional career in the low country. “I am so excited to get started, and it was a no-brainer for me,” Adams said of his decision to join the Stingrays in the team’s press release. “I have a lot of friends that have played in the Stingrays organization, and they’ve all fallen in love with it. There’s a lot of great guys to learn from that have won there and have had success, and I’m excited to work with those guys,” he added.