Saturday, May 21, 2022

Greenville Swamp Rabbits Activate Ex Viper Defenceman Coughlin From Injured Reserve:

The ECHL Greenville Swamp Rabbits have activated former Vernon Vipers

defenceman Johnny Coughlin from Injured Reserve.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,

ECHL Transactions - April 16

Coughlin is in his first season with the ECHL Greenville Swamp Rabbits after coming over in a trade with the Cincinnati Cyclones January 28th 2022. In 24 games with the Swamp Rabbits, Coughlin has (2-goals-12-assists-14-points).

Greenville's Head Coach/GM & director of hockey opperations is former Vernon Vipers forward Andrew Lord. Lord is in his second season with the Swamp Rabbits, played with the Vernon Vipers from 2002-2004.

Coughlin played last season with the ECHL Rapid City Rush after the Cincinnati Cyclones opt out of the 2020-21 season as part of the ECHL's COVID-19 Voluntary Suspension Policy, that allowed Coughlin to sign with another team. Coughlin's right's would revert back to the Cincinnati Cyclones for the 2021-22 season. Coughlin returned to the Cincinnati Cyclones for the 2021-22 season, his second season with Cincinnati before being traded January 28th 2022 to Greenville.

The ECHL Fort Wayne Komets signed Coughlin last season on January 27th 2021. Coughlin didn't play a game with the Komets, was released February 10th 2021. The ECHL Rapid City Rush signed Coughlin February 13th 2021. Coughlin would finish the remainder of the 2020-21 season with the Rush, before returning to the Cincinnati Cyclones for the 2021-22 season.

Coughlin played four seasons at the College of Holy Cross from 2015-2019 before signing his first professional contract with the ECHL Maine Mariners March 15th 2019. Coughlin has spent his entire professional career playing in the ECHL with the Mainer Mariners, Norfolk Admirals, Rapid City Rush, Cincinnati Cyclones and the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. 

Coughlin played one season in Vernon with the 2014-15 Vernon Vipers. In 55 games with the Vipers, Coughlin collected (3-goals-15-assists-18-points). 

Johnny Coughlin's Player Profile:

Johnny Coughlin - Elite Prospects

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