Swamp Rabbits bring back Henke

Greenville, S.C. - The Greenville Swamp Rabbits announced that the team has come to terms on a contract with forward JT Henke for the 2018-19 season. In his first taste of ECHL action, Henke recorded six points (4g-2a) in 15 games with the Swamp Rabbits. 

Henke, 24, signed his first pro contract on Feb. 28, 2018 and suited up in his first professional game two days later. In his fourth game, he made an impact by scoring his first goal in a 3-2 victory over the South Carolina Stingrays. On March 24 Henke tallied the game-winning goal against the Jacksonville Icemen to seal the victory on home ice.

The Trenton, Michigan native played three seasons at Lake Superior State University and skated in 109 games. As a sophomore, Henke led the Lakers with 22 points (10g-12a) and posted a career-best 30 points (10g-20a) the following year. Henke once again led his alma mater in scoring, netting 27 points (9g-18a) during his senior season in 2017-18.

 Before enrolling at Lake Superior State University, he played one season at the University of Maine in 2013-14, earning eight points (1g-7a) before leaving the program. Henke returned to his junior hockey team, the Jersey Hitmen for the 2014-15 campaign and tallied 115 points (42g-73a) in 84 games across two seasons. The Swamp Rabbits newest forward played 41 games in the United States Hockey League for the Muskegon Lumberjacks and Tri-City Storm colleting 18 points (6g-12a) in the 2011-12 season.