Former Stingrays forward Marty Clapton and defenseman Trevor Johnson will be inducted into the Stingrays Hall of Fame on Friday, April 11 at the North Charleston Coliseum during The Post and Courier Hall of Fame Night and Fan Appreciation Night, team president Rob Concannon announced today.
“It is only fitting that Marty and Trevor deservingly go into the Stingrays Hall of Fame together,” said Concannon. “They arrived in the Lowcountry after playing with Hampton Roads, helped us win a championship in 2001 and made tremendous contributions in our community off the ice.”
Both Clapton and Johnson began their professional careers with the Hampton Roads Admirals before arriving to the Stingrays for the 2000-01 season, helped the organization capture their second Kelly Cup Championship that summer and skated six consecutive seasons together. Clapton stands fourth all-time in Stingrays history with 373 games played while Johnson closely sits fifth with 331 contests. Clapton buried 75 goals and registered 218 points in a Stingrays uniform, both standing ninth in team history. Johnson racked up 930 penalty minutes, third all-time, including back-to-back 200-PIM seasons in 2002-03 and 2003-04. From 2003-06, he served as team captain. Both remain active with the organization and skated in every Stingrays Alumni Game since the tradition began prior to the 2012-13 season.
Clapton and Johnson will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame during the first intermission of Friday’s game between the Stingrays and Elmira Jackals. The two were voted in by the fans using special ballots printed in The Post and Courier and online at StingraysHockey.com.