Stingrays add Rob Flick for Scoring, Toughness

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Posted August 31, 2016

Rob Flick has come a long way since being a 4th Round draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. After 279 American Hockey League games — combined with 17 ECHL games with the Toledo Walleye — Flick signed with the South Carolina Stingrays.

At 25, Flick spent two seasons with the Rockford IceHogs (AHL)/Walleye (ECHL) before a late season trade with Boston sent him to the Providence Bruins for Max Sauve. There, he played with David Warsofsky, brother of Stingrays head coach Ryan Warsofsky.

“We’re really excited to add Rob,” said Warsofsky. “He’s got a great resume, and he is a forward who can help us in our top six. We’ll look to him to contribute a little more offensively than he was in the American Hockey League.”

Flick saw a career year in Providence with the 2014-15 Bruins, scoring 19 goals and five assists for 7th best on the team. He then signed with Florida as a free agent and nearly replicated his numbers as part of the Portland Pirates. The London, Ontario native’s 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) and two playoff points helped the Pirates in their Calder Cup Playoffs run. They were eliminated in five games by the eventual Eastern Conference champion Hershey Bears.

Not one to be messed with, Flick has 31 regular season AHL fights over six seasons. “As strong as the Stingrays have been in recent years, I’m looking to come in and create offense and help the team win a Kelly Cup,” Flick said.

The Stingrays now have 11 forwards and six defenders as September approaches.