GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Florida Panthers, proud National Hockey League affiliate of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, have reassigned Swamp Rabbits rookie forward Greg Meireles to the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch.
The 22-year-old first-year pro skated in 24 games with the Swamp Rabbits this season and posted 18 points (six goals, 12 assists). Meireles currently sits second in the ECHL rookie scoring race, only two points off from Utah’s Matthew Boucher. Meireles is also tied for second in rookie assists, only one helper shy of teammate Ben Finkelstein. The reigning ECHL Rookie of the Month for January earned assists in seven straight games from December 27, 2020-January 17, 2021.
Prior to turning pro, Meireles spent parts of five seasons with the Kitchener Rangers from 2015-2020. In his major junior career, Meireles totaled 239 points (99 goals, 140 assists) in 244 Ontario Hockey League games. Meireles concluded his OHL career in 2019-20 finishing third on Kitchener in scoring with 65 points (31 goals, 34 assists) in 48 games.
The Swamp Rabbits conclude three games in three nights tonight at Bon Secours Wellness Arena against the Allen Americans. The Syracuse Crunch welcome the Utica Comets to the Upstate Medical University Arena tonight at 7 p.m.
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Acquired by Spire Sports + Entertainment (SS+E) in 2020, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team have been providing family friendly, live entertainment at Bon Secours Wellness Arena since 2010. Formerly the Greenville Road Warriors, the Swamp Rabbits are the highest level professional minor league franchise in South Carolina. The Swamp Rabbits are proud affiliates of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. Greenville is a member of the ECHL, Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League. Since the conclusion of the 2019-20 NHL Season, 678 former ECHL players have debuted in the NHL. Nine former Greenville Road Warriors/Swamp Rabbits have later made their NHL debut