On Tuesday October 13th, the South Carolina Stingrays announced the signing of Canadian defensemen and rookie, Brett Orr. The two sides agreed to terms on a standard player contract for the upcoming season.
The native of Manitoba native joins the Stingrays after a successful tenure in which he spent with the Bentley Falcons. While serving as co-captain this past season, the lefty recorded four goals along with 10 assists which made for 14 points. He did so in 35 games. The defensemen finished his four years in Waltham having racked up eight goals along with 46 assists. That made for 54 points in 139 games.
In a statement from Ryan Blair on Thursday, head coach of the South Carolina Stingrays, he said of the team’s latest signing, “We’re really excited to have Brett on board with us. He’s been a captain in junior and in college and we’re really looking forward to having his leadership and character on our team. He is well-rounded defensively and we look forward to helping him develop and transition to the pro game when he arrives here in the Lowcountry.”
Prior to his collegiate hockey career, Orr spent three seasons playing with the Portage Terriers in the MJHL. He did so from 2013-2016. During the time he played in his home province, Orr racked up 25 goals along with 58 assists which made for 83 points. He did so in 142 games.
When asked how he plans to contribute this year, Orr said in a statement upon signing his contract, “I’m a pretty steady defenseman who has a two-way game, I can get up the ice with my skating and contribute offensively that way, but I like to be responsible in my own end. Obviously, as a defensemen, first thing’s first, and I want to keep pucks out of my own net.”