1. Home
  2. News
  3. SWAMP RABBITS SIGN FLYNN; FRANCIS CALLED-UP TO AHL ONTARIO

SWAMP RABBITS SIGN FLYNN; FRANCIS CALLED-UP TO AHL ONTARIO

Wednesday, March 20th
SWAMP RABBITS SIGN FLYNN; FRANCIS CALLED-UP TO AHL ONTARIO

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, announced today a pair of Swamp Rabbit Moving Transactions prior to the team’s pair of weekend matchups against the Jacksonville Icemen.

The Swamp Rabbits have signed rookie defenseman Jake Flynn, while second-year forward Ryan Francis has been called-up to the Ontario Reign, AHL affiliate of the team.

Flynn joins the Swamp Rabbits in his first foray into the professional hockey ranks. The 6’0”, 180-pound blue-liner completed his final season of NCAA college hockey with the University of Connecticut, registering a goal and six points in 33 games. Hailing from Weymouth, Massachusetts, Flynn logged 152 career games with the UConn Huskies, earning 10 goals and 45 points, and was a teammate of current Swamp Rabbits captain Ben Freeman.

Francis goes back to the Reign for a third stint, and second call-up of the season. The 5’9”, 180-pound forward previously scored a goal in 15 total contests in the Inland Empire this season. In his AHL career, spent with the Reign, Laval Rocket, and former Stockton Heat, Francis has his lone ignition of the goal lamp and a helper in 23 games. With the Swamp Rabbits this season, the Halifax, Nova Scotia native has nine goals, 11 assists, and 20 points in 25 games, and has 67 points in 82 career ECHL games with the Swamp Rabbits and Trois-Rivieres Lions. Before turning professional, Francis spent five seasons in the QMJHL with the Cape Breton Eagles and Saint John Sea Dogs, winning the 2022 Memorial Cup with the latter.

The Swamp Rabbits return to Jacksonville this weekend to square off against the Icemen in two key South Division games. Puck drop for both Friday, March 22nd, and Saturday, March 23rd, is slated for 7:00 p.m. EST at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena.

###

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.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Orlando Solar Bears
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Sunday, April 21st
Orlando Solar Bears @ Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Puck Drops:
3:05 PM EDT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Monday, April 22nd
Orlando Solar Bears @ Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Puck Drops:
7:05 PM EDT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Tuesday, April 30th
Orlando Solar Bears @ Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Puck Drops:
7:05 PM EDT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Latest News

More News
QUINN OLSON JOINS SWAMP RABBITS
QUINN OLSON JOINS SWAMP RABBITS
SWAMP RABBITS THRASH GHOST PIRATES, WIN SOUTH DIVISION
SWAMP RABBITS THRASH GHOST PIRATES, WIN SOUTH DIVISION
SWAMP RABBITS SWAP WITH ONTARIO ON FINAL DAY OF SEASON
SWAMP RABBITS SWAP WITH ONTARIO ON FINAL DAY OF SEASON

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!