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, announced that the club has signed forward Matt Tugnutt to a contract for the 2023-24 season.
Tugnutt, 27, joins the Stingrays for his third year of professional hockey and his second season in the ECHL. He spent the 2022-23 season in France with the Chamonix Mont-Blanc Pioneers of the Ligue Magnus, the top French hockey league. He skated in 37 games for the Pioneers and scored 29 points (13g-16a).
Tugnutt split the 2021-22 season between Idaho and Greenville. He began the campaign with the Steelheads, registering 20 points (7g-13a) in 49 games before being traded to the Swamp Rabbits where he added five assists in four games.
Before his professional career, Tugnutt posted 77 points (30g-47a) in 113 career college games at Sacred Heart University and Providence College. Matt's father, Ron Tugnutt, was an NHL goaltender for 16 seasons, appearing in 537 career games for eight different teams.