Greenville, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced that rookie defenseman Desmond Bergin has been signed for the 2016-17 season.
Bergin enters his first professional season following a four-year career year at Harvard University. During his senior season, the 23-year-old played in 34 games and tallied 10 points, the highest single-season total of his NCAA career. His +15 rating led the Crimson as they earned a bid into the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
The Natick, Mass. native appeared in 117 games at Harvard, scoring 28 points (4g-24a) and posting a cumulative +24 rating. He helped Harvard capture the ECAC Conference Tournament championship in 2015 and two consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament during his junior and senior seasons.
Prior to enrolling at at Harvard, Bergin skated in the United States Hockey League with the Tri-City Storm and Dubuque Fighting Saints. He attended St. Sebastian’s School in Massachusetts, playing three seasons and totaling 53 points (13g-40a).