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Craighead joins Stingrays

Thursday, September 17th
Craighead joins Stingrays

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals and American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, have agreed to terms with forward Darien Craighead for the 2020-21 season.Craighead, 23, will begin his pro career in South Carolina after completing a four-year run at Northern Michigan University that saw him score 109 points in 153 games. As a senior during the 2019-20 season, Craighead collected 31 points (15g-16a) and was named to the All-WCHA Third Team.Craighead posted double-digit goal totals in each of his last three seasons with the Wildcats, including 17 tallies as a sophomore during a 33-point campaign in which he was also named to the WCHA’s All-Third Team. He also earned a spot on the WCHA’s All-Rookie Team as a freshman at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season after scoring 25 points (7g-18a).Craighead has previously participated in two NHL development camps during the summers of 2018 and 2019 with the New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks.Before college, he played 143 junior games in the British Columbia Hockey League for the Chilliwack Chiefs, Cowichan Valley Capitals and Langley Rivermen. He combined to score a total of 138 points (52g-86a).

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