The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers, have signed former UMass Lowell River Hawks‘ and Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers‘ defenseman Greg Amlong to a Standard Players Contract (SPC).
Amlong, 24, just completed his senior year at RIT after his Tigers were eliminated in the NCAA East Regional semifinals to Quinnipiac University. The defenseman spent the past two seasons with the Tigers with 24 points (7g, 17a) over 62 games.
Prior to joining RIT, Amlong spent the first two seasons of his collegiate career with UMass Lowell. Over 43 games, the d-man tallied 12 points (1g, 11a).
Following the 2013-14 season, UMass Lowell Head Coach Norm Bazin informed Amlong he would not be returning him to the roster for the next season. With this knowledge, the defenseman opted to transfer to RIT and with special permission was able to play in 2014-15 without having to sit out a season.
Amlong was a part of the River Hawks first two Hockey East Championship titles and the team’s first trip to the Frozen Four. Following his transfer, Amlong also picked up Atlantic Hockey Championship titles with the Tigers to finish his collegiate career with four straight championships. He one of only a few players in NCAA history to win back-to-back championships with two different schools.
The O’Fallon, Missouri native joins fellow former River Hawk Joe Houk with Greenville and is the second UMass Lowell alum to sign with the New York Rangers organization after Adam Chapie agree to terms with the Rangers on Friday.