Jeff Jakaitis (G)
South Carolina Stingrays
Jakaitis agreed to a tryout contract during Stingrays training camp on October 3, 2017. The ECHL CCM Most Valuable Player MVP from the 2014-15 season, Jakaitis previously played for South Carolina during three seasons from 2012-15 and helped lead the Stingrays to a Kelly Cup Finals appearance in 2015.
The native of Rochester, Minn. has spent his last two seasons playing professionally in Norway. Jakaitis has appeared in 203 ECHL contests with four different teams during his pro career. His MVP campaign consisted of a record of 26-8-1-1, a goals against average of 1.96 and a save percentage at 0.924 as well as seven shutouts.
Before turning pro, Jakaitis, 34, played collegiately at Lake Superior State from 2003-07 as well as with the United States Hockey League’s (USHL) Waterloo Black Hawks.