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Bretton Cameron Announces Retirement

Friday, August 17th
Bretton Cameron Announces Retirement

Greenville, SC – After seven years in Greenville and an eight-year professional career, Greenville Swamp Rabbits captain Bretton Cameron has announced his retirement from hockey.

On Twitter last night, Cameron posted the announcement saying, “Hockey has been an enormous part of my life. I have been playing professional hockey for 8 years and played junior (hockey) for 4. After much thought with my family, I’ve decided to retire from playing,” said the veteran. “To my various coaching staffs and teammates: thank you for helping me develop as a person and a player.

“The Greenville Swamp Rabbits fans and booster club have been incredibly kind and supportive over the past 7 years. It has been an honor and a pleasure to play hockey for this community. Thank you to my wife, parents, siblings, grandparents, other family members and friends for supporting me all these years,” he continued. “To the Medicine Hat Tigers family: thank you so much for allowing me to play for one of the best teams in the CHL. I appreciate every memory I have from the Hat! Greenville will be home. Can’t wait to see what’s next.”

Cameron, 29, retires as the longest tenured Greenville Swamp Rabbits player in franchise history. He ends his time with the franchise as the team leader with 314 games played, and 568 PIMS, while also ranking second with 97 assists, third with 165 points, and fourth with 68 goals. The veteran forward was also the longest tenured captain in team history, wearing the badge for four seasons and an additional year as alternate captain in 2013-14. T.J. Reynolds and Sean Berkstresser were the only other players to hold the captain position for the club.

The Red Deer, Alberta native began his career in 2010 with the Stockton Thunder and across eight seasons accumulated 424 games professionally, including 401 ECHL contests. Cameron’s point total reached 217 (91G, 126A) in his career and achieved his highest single-season offensive output in 2016-17 with 44 points (20G, 24A). In addition to his ECHL career, Cameron played 23 AHL games during stints with the Connecticut Whale (2011) and the Texas Stars (2013).

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound skater played 10 post season games during his career and earned three points (1G, 2A). Including his post season action, Cameron collected 17 game winning goals, 21 power play goals, and six shorthanded tallies.

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