On Wednesday November 18th, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits announced the signing of American goaltender and rookie John Lethemon. The two sides agreed to terms on a standard player contract for the upcoming season.
Lethemon joins the Swamp Rabbits hockey club after spending four years with the Michigan State Spartans. During the tenure he spent there, Lethemon, 24-years-old, would play in a total of 101 games.
In his final season of collegiate hockey, the backstop put together a record of 15-2-15 in 2019-20. This was joined by a .935 save percentage, which would see him ranked as the sixth goaltender in the nation.
Prior to committing to college, Lethemon, from Northville, MI, spent two seasons playing in the USHL. He did so with the Chicago Steel. In his first year with the organization, Lethemon played in 15 games and thus concluding the season with a .892 save percentage.
In his second and final year with the hockey club, the six-foot-three goalie would be given the nod to start in 31 games. In doing so, he recorded two shutouts along with a save percentage of .912. With 2020-21 ahead, Lethemon will make his ECHL debut in hopes of showing off just how capable he really is.