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Louis joins Swamp Rabbits

Monday, September 11th
Action photo of Mark Louis

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, announced that the club has signed veteran defenseman Mark Louis to a contract for the 2023-24 season.Louis signs with the Swamp Rabbits after spending the last seven season in Europe and six seasons with the Cardiff Devils of the Elite Ice Hockey League in the United Kingdom. The 36-year-old began his European tenure during the 2016-17 season and has appeared in 264 games for Cardiff since then. Louis helped Cardiff capture a pair of EIHL championships, one in 2017 and the other, under now Swamp Rabbits Head Coach/General Manager Andrew Lord in 2018. In his final season with the Wales-based club, Louis recorded four assists in 43 games.During the Covid-19 pandemic, Louis briefly departed Cardiff for a single season with HK Dukla Michalovce in Slovakia for the 2020-21 campaign.A native of Ponoka, Alberta, Louis began his professional career during the 2011-12 season, appearing in 23 games for the Portland Pirates in the American Hockey League. In April 2012, Louis was signed to an NHL deal with the Phoenix Coyotes, remaining with the Pirates for the nearly three seasons before his rights were traded to the New York Islanders in 2015. During the 2015-16 season, Louis played his only ECHL season for the Orlando Solar Bears, skating in 71 games and posting 10 points (3g-7a). 

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