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SWAMP RABBITS ANNOUNCE PAIR OF TRANSACTIONS ENTERING WEEKEND

Wednesday, February 21st
SWAMP RABBITS ANNOUNCE PAIR OF TRANSACTIONS ENTERING WEEKEND

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, announced a pair of Swamp Rabbit Moving Transactions ahead of their three-game set against the Rapid City Rush.

Rookie forward Jonathan Yantsis signs his first professional contract with the Swamp Rabbits. Separately, forward Jake Smith has been dealt to the Reading Royals for future considerations.

Yantsis joins the Swamp Rabbits having completed his Canadian college career with Queens University in USports. The 6’2”, 210-pound forward put forth a stellar final season with the Gaels, racking up 37 points (18g-19ast) in 26 games. During his time with the Gaels, he was a teammate of current Swamp Rabbits net-minder, Luke Richardson.

A native of Scarborough, Ontario, Yantsis, 24, averaged well over a point-per-game pace with Queens University, earning 33 goals, 39 assists, and 72 points over 61 games. Prior to playing collegiately, he skated with the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers for four seasons, notching 149 points (97g-52ast) in 214 games.

Jake Smith heads to the Reading Royals for future considerations. With the Swamp Rabbits this season, he appeared in 37 games, earning 12 goals and 23 points.

The Swamp Rabbits return home for a three-game series against the Rapid City Rush this week. Puck drop for game one of the set is slated for Thursday, February 22nd, at 7:05 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

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About the Greenville Swamp Rabbits …
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 the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's LA Kings and the AHL's Ontario Reign. Greenville is a member of the ECHL, Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League.

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