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Weninger joins Swamp Rabbits

Wednesday, September 16th
Weninger joins Swamp Rabbits

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Greenville Swamp Rabbits have agreed to terms with goaltenderEvan Weningeron a contract for the 2020–21 season. Weninger, 24, joins the Swamp Rabbits after a short stint overseas with Manglerud Star in Norway.Weninger enters his second full professional season out of the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He split the 2019-20 season between the Wichita Thunder, Allen Americans and Manglerud Star , and began his pro career with the Florida Everblades on an amateur tryout contract before being joining the South Carolina Stingrays' playoff run in 2018–19. In 15 career ECHL appearances, Weninger has a 6-5-3 record, a 2.73 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.Weninger is prominently featured in the University of Nebraska-Omaha's all-time leaderboards. He finished his career with the most saves (3,260), saves per game (28.35), shutouts (8) and minutes played (6,522:35). He also ranks third in wins (48), ninth in goals-against average (3.14) and third in save percentage (.905).He earned NCHC All-Rookie Team honors during his freshman year, and was named NCHC Goaltender of the Week three times in his career at UNO. He made 40 saves in a shutout win against Mankato on Oct. 10, 2015, becoming the first UNO goalie to record a shutout in his first collegiate appearance. He also scored a goal against Miami University of Ohio on Jan. 12, 2018, becaming the 10th goaltender in NCAA history to score a goal.Weninger spent his junior career with the Kindersley Klippers and put up a career 38-16-2 record with a 2.09 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage across two seasons and 61 appearances. His 2.06 goals-against average and .942 save percentage earned him SJHL Goaltender of the Year in 2015 and a spot on Team Canada West in the 2014 World Junior A Challenge.

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