GREENVILLE, S.C. – Swamp Rabbits blueliner Samuel Jardine has been named to the All-ECHL First Team for the 2020-21 season. The announcement was made by the ECHL on Thursday afternoon.
The All-ECHL First and Second Teams is determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media. All voting participants selected a goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards.
A Lacombe, Alberta native, Jardine ranks fourth overall in the league with 40 assists. His 43 points are fourth among blueliners in total scoring. Jardine’s 17 power play helpers are second among defensemen, and his 18 power play points are tied for third.
The 27-year-old has served on the same defensive pairing as rookie blueliner Ben Finkelstein. On Wednesday, the ECHL announced Finkelstein as the ECHL Rookie of the Month for May in addition to his ECHL All-Rookie Team selection for 2020-21.
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits conclude the 2020-21 regular season on Friday night at Hertz Arena against the Everblades. Puck drop for game #72 is scheduled 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