Swamp Rabbits Add Brodie Dupont from AHL
Greenville bolsters playoff roster with the veteran skater from Bakersfield ahead of Friday night rubber match with Stingrays.
BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today the addition of forward Brodie Dupont. The veteran skater was acquired at the ECHL” trade deadline from the Norfolk Admirals but has skated on loan with the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors since February 23rd. Dupont collected 41 points (16G, 25A) in 40 games with Norfolk before his call up.
The Swamp Rabbits newest forward brings ten pro seasons and more than 500 games of professional hockey experience to Greenville. Dupont led the Admirals in scoring, averaging over a point per game at the time of his call-up. The Russell, MB native collected eight points (2G, 6A) in 21 AHL games with the Condors. The 6-foot-2 forward was named the Sher-wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week during the first week of January; unleashing eight points (3G, 5A) in three games.
The New York Rangers draft pick was selected 66th overall in 2005 and has logged over 300 games for the Swamp Rabbits AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack in his career. Dupont made his NHL debut with the Rangers in a 3-2 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets on January 22, 2011. Also, Dupont brings 53 games of postseason experience, earning 34 points (11G, 23A).
Dupont and the Swamp Rabbits hit the ice on Friday night at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena at 7 p.m. The forward will skate for Greenville for the first time in Game 5 of the South Division Semifinal. The series is finding the teams deadlocked at 2-2 with the home team winning each of the first four contests.
ROUND 1 | GAME 5 | FRIDAY, APRIL 21 | 7:00 PM
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