On Tuesday August 25th, the South Carolina Stingrays announced the signing of defensemen Max Gottlieb for the upcoming season. The Brown University alum joins the Stingrays hockey club for his second pro season. He does so after scoring five goals along with 25 assists in 43 games played.
This made for a total of 30 points which he recorded with the Fort Wayne Komets. In addition to his 30 points, Gottlieb also registered two points in eight career games with the AHL’s Ontario Reign.
The 6’0 defensemen from Old Bridge, New Jersey is coming off of a tremendous season where he finished with his highest career point total. Prior to making the jump pro, Gottlieb racked up 10 goals along with 50 assists in 118 games. During his time at Brown University, these numbers made for a 60 point total. He also added 88 penalty minutes.
Gottlieb was also named captain in his senior year with the Brown Bears men’s hockey program. To go along with his statistics, Gottlieb added a 10.0 career shooting percentage in eight career games in the AHL. This also saw Gottlieb register a 6.4 shooting percentage through 43 games last season.
The Stingrays hope that their newest addition can build off last season to contribute defensively. This would mean using his size and applying his playmaking skills as a top-four defensemen.