These are exciting times for the Jacksonville Icemen organization, who recently re-signed veteran reliable forward Wacey Rabbit.
“We’re (Icemen) turning into a family here,” Rabbit said. “I think that’s important for a franchise to go in that direction and that’s how you end up winning championships. This is why I re-signed, to win a championship in Jacksonville.”
This Indigenous (Blackfoot) hockey player, who is only 5’9” and 171 pounds, had a 2018-2019 season to remember, when with Jacksonville, he displayed that explosive power in achieving a team leading 60 points (29 goals and 31 assists).
“We are very excited to have Wacey back on board with us for this upcoming season,” Icemen- head coach Jason Christie said. “He brings skill, experience and leadership to our roster. He has done an excellent job mentoring our younger players and working with them individually in helping them with their development.”
Along with elite offensive talents, Rabbit also brings some valuable veteran experience, including an impressive playing resume consisting of 309 total AHL games played with the Providence Bruins, Milwaukee Admirals and San Antonio Rampage.
Meanwhile, Rabbit has history with Jacksonville which goes back to 2017-2018, when he played two games and had an assist before joining the Dukla Jihlava squad in the Czech league.
A year later, Rabbit proved that you can in fact come home again as he had that memorable year, 29 goals and 60 points with the Icemen.
This past season with Jacksonville, Rabbit continued to produce as he hardly missed a beat by producing 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) in only 33 games.
Originally this Lethbridge Alberta resident was chosen fifth round, 154th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins.
No question, the re-signing of Rabbit is welcoming news for Jacksonville, who are looking for some kind of momentum boost after finishing sixth last year in the South Division.
Cutline—Photo #1 The Jacksonville Icemen announced that they have re-signed veteran forward Wacey Rabbit for this coming year. Rabbit, who was at one time a 2005 fifth round Boston Bruins draft choice, scored eight goals and 23 points in 33 games with the Icemen this past year.
Cutline—Photo #2—Former 2005 Boston Bruins fifth round draft choice Wacey Rabbit is all smiles as he clutches the Memorial Cup while sharing a special moment with Chief Charles Weaselhead.