GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, announced that the club has re-signed defenseman Joe Leahy and forward Colton Young to contracts for the 2023-24 season. Leahy, 26, returns to the Swamp Rabbits for his first full season after appearing in 10 regular-season games during the 2022-23 season. Over his short debut stint, Leahy recorded four assists. In the 2023 Kelly Cup Playoffs, he skated in six games and recorded his first professional goal against the Jacksonville Icemen in the opening round. A native of Waterloo, Ontario, Leahy joined the professional ranks after two seasons for the Vermont Catamounts, where he made 52 appearances and posted 13 points (3g-10a). Before his time with the Catamounts, Leahy began his collegiate career with Cornell University, skating in 40 games for the Big Red. Young, 24, looks to improve upon an impressive short stretch with the Swamp Rabbits after his collegiate career at Colgate University came to an end. Upon his arrival in Greenville, Young posted four points (1g-3a) in as many games. In five games of the opening round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, he recorded his first postseason point, an assist against Jacksonville. In four season at Colgate, Young made 134 appearances for the Raiders, tallying 82 points (34g-48a) over his tenure. In three of his four seasons, the Calgary, Alberta native finished in the top four scores for the Raiders, topping the team during the 2021-22 campaign.
Leahy, Young return to Swamp Rabbits
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