Greenville, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, have come to terms with forward Carter Sandlak for the 2017-18 season. The winger brings AHL experience to the roster, logging 54 games with the Charlotte Checkers in his first two professional seasons.
Sandlak spent last season with the Toledo Walleye suiting up for 41 games with the regular season champs. The 24-year-old netted seven points (5g-2a) for the Walleye, but missed nearly two months of the season due to injury.
During his first two pro seasons, Sandlak played his games within the Carolina Hurricanes system. The London, Ontario native netted five points (2g-3a) in the AHL with the Checkers and was a mainstay in Charlotte as a rookie. In 29 ECHL games with the Florida Everblades from 2014-16, Sandlak earned 15 points (5g-10a). In total, Sandlak has played 70 ECHL games, earning 22 points (10g-12a) and logging 78 penalty minutes.
Before turning pro, Sandlak spent five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. He played a majority of his career with the Belleville Bulls, but also held roster spots with the Guelph Storm and Plymouth Whalers. Sandlak ended his OHL tenure with 272 games, 122 points (59g-63a) and 375 penalty minutes.
Sandlak also comes from a hockey family as his father, Jim Sandlak, played more than 500 NHL contests with the Vancouver Canucks and Hartford Whalers.