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Swamp Rabbits bring back McManus, Somoza

Monday, August 21st
Action photos of Brannon McManus and Ethan Somoza of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, announced that the club has re-signed forwards Brannon McManus and Ethan Somoza to contracts for the 2023-24 season. McManus, 24, returns to Greenville for a second season after appearing in 59 games during the 2022-23 season. During his rookie campaign the Newport Beach, California native posted 39 points (12g-27a), finishing tied for third in points and second in assists amongst Swamp Rabbits rookies. McManus spent seven games of the 2021-22 season in the American Hockey League with the Abbotsford Canucks, where he netted three goals in his his first stint as a professional. Before his debut with Abbotsford, McManus finished his collegiate career with 32 points (9g-23a) for the University of Nebraska-Omaha after spending the previous four seasons at the University of Minnesota. Somoza, 27, is set for his second full season in a Greenville sweater after appearing in 70 games last season. The Simi Valley, California native finished tied with McManus for third amongst Swamp Rabbits rookies with 39 points (20g-19a) during the 2022-23 season. Somoza debuted for the Swamp Rabbits late in the 2021-22 season, posting 13 points (2g-11a) in 11 games. Before turning pro, Somaza spent five seasons at Bemidji State University, captaining the Beavers from 2020-22. 

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