GREENVILLE, S.C. – Defenseman Alec Rauhauser has been recalled from the Greenville Swamp Rabbits to the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch. In 27 games this season, the rookie blueliner produced seven points (one goal, six assists). Rauhauser scored his first ECHL goal on March 31 at South Carolina.
Rauhauser, 26, signed to a one-year, two-way NHL deal with the Florida Panthers on Mar. 26, 2020. The rugged defenseman began the 2020-21 season playing 22 games in Slovakia with the Miskolci DVTK Polar Bears. He spent the last four seasons representing Bowling Green State University and is a two-time WCHA Defenseman of the Year. The 6-foot-3, 223-pound native of Bismarck, North Dakota earned 122 points (29 goals, 93 assists) across 159 games at BGSU.
The talented, puck-moving blueliner was named a nominee for the 2020 Hobey Baker, awarded to the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player.
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits will kickoff a three-game series versus the Florida Everblades on Wednesday, April 14. Puck drop on Wednesday night from Hertz Arena is slated for 7:30 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