Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that defenseman Spiro Goulakos has been returned to Greenville by the Hartford Wolf Pack. The defenseman was recalled by the Wolf Pack on February 28th and played in three AHL contests.
Goulakos tallied two points (2A) in eight AHL games with the Wolf Pack this season. The second-year pro suited up in those contests during two different call ups. As a rookie, the defenseman earned two points (1G, 1A) in 10 games with the Rochester Americans.
A native of Montreal, QC, Goulakos has been one of the top goal scorers among ECHL defensemen this year. The blue-liner has scored 31 points (14G, 17A) with Greenville, tying his rookie season point-production in only 38 games. His seven power play goals are the most by a Greenville skater since Mark-Olivier Vallerand scored eight during the 2013-14 season.
The Swamp Rabbits 2017 ECHL All-Star Classic representative tallied his second career three-point game just prior to his call-up to Hartford. At the time of his recall, the defenseman had collected six multi-point efforts.
Goulakos has played 92 career ECHL games for the Swamp Rabbits and Elmira Jackals, scoring 21 goals and adding 41 assists since turning pro. The Colgate University alum turned pro after four seasons in the NCAA. Goulakos captained his Alma Mater during his junior and senior seasons. During his collegiate career, Sprio earned 71 points (22G, 49A) in 130 games.
Goulakos joins the Swamp Rabbits prior to Saturday night’s contest against the South Carolina Stingrays at the North Charleston Coliseum. Greenville is 4-6-1-1 against the Stingrays this season. South Carolina currently ranks fifth in the South Division with 11 games left on its schedule.
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