Greenville, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits announced that defenseman Jake Bolton has signed a contract with the organization for the 2018-19 season. The blue liner is entering his third professional season and brings 124 games of ECHL experience to Greenville’s defense.
Bolton, 26, was a regular for the Quad City Mallards last season, serving as the team’s alternate captain and playing 52 games for the club. From the blue line, Bolton contributed 18 points (5g-13a) of offense to the Mallards. Additionally, he skated 10 games between the Wheeling Nailers and Florida Everblades at the start of the season and earned three points (1g-2a) in those games.
The Ellington, Connecticut native has logged 124 games in his career and notched 36 points (9g-27a) across five ECHL teams.
Before turning pro, Bolton played four seasons at the College of the Holy Cross. He played in nearly every game for the Crusaders, suiting up for 145 games and earning 44 points (1g-43a). He ranks seventh in school history in games played, and points and goals by a defenseman. In his final two seasons, Bolton served as an alternate captain.