Jacksonville Sports Day

ECHL: Icemen Bring Back Leading Scorer Rabbit

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Icemen have agreed to terms with veteran forward Wacey Rabbit. In addition, the Icemen have traded forward Garret Ross to the Kalamazoo Wings in exchange for future considerations.

Rabbit, 33, returns to the Icemen where he led the team in points (61), goals (29) and assists (31) last season.

Rabbit opened the 2019-20 season in Romania with ASC Corona Braslav where he recorded 28 points (14g, 14a) in 25 games. Rabbit shares an Icemen team record with Mike Hedden for most points in a game with five.

Rabbit also brings 309 games of AHL experience to Jacksonville’s roster. Rabbit registered 95 points (36g, 59a) in stints with the AHL’s Providence Bruins (2006-2009), Milwaukee Admirals (2009-10) and San Antonio Rampage (2011-12).

The 5-9, 171-pound forward has also logged 65 points in 75 career ECHL games. The Lethbridge, Ontario native, has also added 301 points during his time overseas in Norway, Romania, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia, Austria and Japan won a Memorial Cup Championship with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants in 2007.

Ross will join Kalamazoo after recording 11 points (6g, 5a) with 63 penalty minutes in 19 games played with Jacksonville this season.

The Icemen are back in action on home ice this Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Arena. Promotional details listed below.

Friday, December 20, vs. Atlanta, 7 p.m. – Wendy’s Fry-Day 4-Pack. Receive 4-tickets, 4-mini-sticks and 4-Dave’s single combos! These packages may be purchased at www.jaxicemen.com

Saturday, December 21, vs. S. Carolina, 7 p.m. – Annual Teddy Bear Toss Game & Star Wars Night! Bring a new or gently used teddy bear or stuffed animal to the game and throw it out onto the ice when the Icemen score their first goal. The Icemen will distribute the stuffed toys to local children’s charities for the holidays.

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