Narbonne back for second season with Rush


RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and AHL’s Springfield Falcons, announced the re-signing of defenseman Jonathan Narbonne for the 2015-16 season.

Narbonne split time last season in the ECHL between three different clubs, beginning with the Bakersfield Condors where he recorded six points (3g-3a) in 17 games before heading to the Missouri Mavericks, where he added an additional two assists in eight games. He was traded to the Rush on Dec. 29 where he finished out the last 34 games of his season by contributing eight assists and a +11 rating in 34 games. The 22-year-old added three points (2g-1a) in eight games during the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

The Laval, Quebec native has recorded 33 points (5g-28a) in 117 career ECHL games. Prior to his professional career, he played in the QMJHL for 4 seasons with Montreal, Blainsville-Boisbriand and Shawnigan, where he not only won the 2011-12 Memorial Cup, but was also awarded the Kevin Lowe Trophy as the league’s Best Defensive Defenseman in 2012-13.