Joe Houk #13

POSITION: Defenseman

DOB: 5/29/1990

HT: 6’1″   |   WT: 215 LBS

SHOOTS: Left

PRO SEASON: 4th

HOMETOWN: Richboro, PA, USA

CAREER NOTES: 

Recieved first AHL call up on 4/9/17 to Texas… Recorded game-winning overtime goals on 10/22/16 vs. SC and 11/26 16 vs. WHL and the game winning goal on 3/10/17 against FLA… Led Swamp Rabbits defensemen and fourth on the team with 47 points in 2016-17… Ranked 8th among all ECHL defensemen in scoring and 5th in goals (16)… Accrued career highs in all categories during 2016-17 season… Traded to Greenville on 1/18/16 for future considerations… Notched an assist in his Swamp Rabbits debut on 1/19/16 vs. Atlanta… Began 2015-16 season with Elmira, signed with Manchester on 12/4/15… Played at Hamilton College (NCAA III) for two seasons from 2009-11, notching 52 points (21g, 31a) in 51 games… Named the NESCAC Player of the Year in 2010-11, becoming the first sophomore in league history to win the award… Also named a Division III First Team All-American in 2010-11… Transferred to the University of Massachusetts Lowell following his second season at Hamilton, registering 19 points (4g, 15a) and a +19 rating in 74 games over two seasons… Helped lead UMASS-Lowell to it’s first-ever Hockey East regular season title and the school’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA’s Frozen Four in 2013.

2017-18 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Scored first career shorthanded goal on 11/1/17 vs. KC
  • Tallied two goals on 11/3/17 vs. SC including the game-winning goal to top the Stingrays 3-2
  • Recorded a career-high four points (4A) on 11/15/17 vs. ATL
  • Scored game-tying goal on 12/3/17 @ SC to push for 5-4 overtime win
  • Earned his 100th career point, an assist, on 1/19/18 vs. ATL
  • Surpassed Vinny Saponari on 1/19/18 vs. ATL becoming the 10th highest scorer in franchise history
  • Selected to represent the Swamp Rabbits at the 2018 CCM / ECHL All-Star Classic

2016-17 QUICK STATS (ECHL)

  • Goals
  • Assists

GAMES PLAYED: 69

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