Greenville, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced the addition of forward Branden Troock. The winger has extensive experience in the AHL with the Texas Stars and Tucson Roadrunners over three pro seasons.
Troock comes to Greenville after seeing time with three teams in 2016-17. The 23-year-old began the season with Texas skating in 10 games and earning four assists. He was then reassigned to the Idaho Steelheads for 15 games, where he netted nine points (7g-2a). Troock was involved in a four-player deal between the Stars and Roadrunners on Feb. 1, sending the winger to Arizona. There he played 20 of the final 30 games of the regular season and collected seven points (4g-3a).
Troock hails from Edmonton, Alberta and turned pro on April 15, 2014 when he signed an NHL contract with the Dallas Stars. He joined the team’s AHL roster and made his debut just four days after inking his first pro deal. That same season the Stars captured the 2014 Calder Cup championship. For the next three seasons he suited up for Texas with two short trips to Idaho. In total, he has earned 37 points (13g-24a) in 118 AHL games and 16 points (10g-6a) in 28 ECHL contests.
Before turning pro, Troock was selected by Dallas in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft while skating for the Seattle Thunderbirds in the Western Hockey League. Over the course of four seasons in Seattle, he skated in 144 games and posted 101 points (45g-56a). In his final season, Troock ranked third on the team in scoring with 58 points (24g-34a) in 58 games. He was also a member of Canada’s 2012 Bronze Medal U18 World Championship team.