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Holmstrom inks deal with Stingrays

Thursday, August 12th
Action photo of Ben Holmstrom

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 veteran forward Ben Holmstrom for the 2021-2022 season.Holmstrom, 34, played for Lillehammer in Norway last season and finished with 19 points (6g-13a) in 23 games.Additionally, Holmstrom has seen two separate stints with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, skating in a pair of games during the 2010-11 season, and another five the following year in 2011-12. The Colorado Springs, Colorado native is a veteran of 589 career AHL games over the last 11 years. Holmstrom spent his first five AHL seasons with the Adirondack Phantoms, before spending the 2014-15 season with the Charlotte Checkers. For the next four seasons, Holmstrom skated with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In total, Holmstrom has posted 211 points (79g-132a) in the AHL. He was also named captain for seven of his 10 AHL seasons, proving the strong leadership presence he brings to the locker room.Holmstrom made his first appearance in the ECHL when he signed with the Norfolk Admirals for the 2019-20 season. He finished the season with the Cincinnati Cyclones after a midseason trade.Prior to turning pro, Holmstrom played four years at UMass-Lowell where he recorded 84 points in 144 games and served as captain for three seasons. He was honored by the Hockey East Association by being named Best Defensive Forward his senior year. 

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