Greenville Swamp Rabbits

professional ice hockey team from Greenville, South Carolina

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits are an American professional ice hockey team. They began playing in 2010. The team plays in the ECHL. They play their home games in Greenville, South Carolina at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. They are the ECHL affiliate for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). They are also the affiliates for the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Greenville Swamp Rabbits
CityGreenville, South Carolina
Founded1987 (In the AAHL)
Home arenaBon Secours Wellness Arena
ColoursNavy blue, orange, gold, silver, white
General managerAndrew Lord
Head coachAndrew Lord
AffiliatesLos Angeles Kings (NHL)
Ontario Reign (AHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
1987–2010Johnstown Chiefs
2010–2015Greenville Road Warriors
2015–presentGreenville Swamp Rabbits
Regular season titles1 (2010–11)
Division titles1 (2010–11)

The team originally played in Johnstown, Pennsylvania as the Johnstown Chiefs from 1987 to 2010. On February 17, 2010, the ECHL Board of Directors approved a move from Johnstown to Greenville, South Carolina.[1] On June 25, 2010, the Greenville Road Warriors was chosen as the team name in a fan poll.[2]

On October 21, 2010, the team would play their first game as the Greenville Road Warriors. They would defeat the Florida Everblades 4–1.[2]

The team would be successful during their first season in the league. They would lead the South Division and Eastern Conference. They finished with 46 wins, 22 losses, and 96 points and would make it to the Conference semifinals before being defeated by the Wheeling Nailers four games to three.[3]

On August 26, 2015, the team announced that they were changing their name to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.[4]

On August 23, 2022, the Swamp Rabbits and the Los Angeles Kings announced their affiliation.[5] The Swamp Rabbits were previously affiliates with the New York Rangers, Carolina Hurricanes,[6] and Florida Panthers.[7]


  1. "ECHL Concludes Mid-Season Board of Governors Meeting". ECHL. Archived from the original on May 12, 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Greenville Road Warriors Wrap up Inaugural Season". Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  3. "ECHL links: Wheeling Nailers celebrate Game 7 by hitting road for Kalamazoo". MLive. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  4. "Greenville Road Warriors Rebrand as Swamp Rabbits". ECHL. Archived from the original on August 28, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  5. "Swamp Rabbits announce affiliation with Los Angeles". Nashville Predators. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  6. "Greenville Swamp Rabbits Enter Affiliation with Carolina Hurricanes". Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  7. "Swamp Rabbits Align With Florida Panthers, Remain Partnered With Charlotte Checkers". Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Retrieved February 1, 2024.

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