ECHL Stringrays sign Hunter Bishop
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 02:25 PM
Hunter Bishop, Shawn Weller Sign With ECHL South Carolina Stingrays
October 1, 2012 : Filed under: ECHL,Free Agents,Montreal Canadiens : Posted by: Steven Ellis
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The South Carolina Stingrays announced today that the team has signed forwards Shawn Weller and Hunter Bishop.
Prior to turning professional, Bishop attended Ohio State University where he played two seasons of college hockey with the NCAA Division I Ohio State Buckeyes men’s ice hockey team.
On March 18, 2010, the Montreal Canadiens signed Bishop as a free agent to a two-year contract. Bishop, 25, appeared in 34 games with Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL last season scoring four goals and four assists for eight points. He never played a game for the Canadiens.
Weller was drafted in the third round, 77th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The pick had been received in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens for Radek Bonk. After being drafted, Weller enrolled in Clarkson University, playing three seasons. In 2006-07, he was Clarkson’s leading scorer with 41 points, including a team-high 19 goals, and would make his AHL debut later that year with the Binghamton Senators. Weller was traded to the Anaheim Ducks on September 4, 2009, in exchange for Jason Bailey, and on July 26, 2010, Weller signed an American Hockey League Contract, with the Manitoba Moose, AHL affiliate of the Canucks. He spent last season playing for the St. Johns Ice Caps, AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets.
The club also signed defenseman Kevin Quick and agreed to terms with forwards Daniel Koger and Tyler McNeely.