2004-05: The 2004-05 season for Calgary, Alberta native Wacey Rabbit was a return to the spotlight. After scoring 45 points in 62 games two seasons ago, Rabbit struggled through the 2003-04 season, scoring just 17 points in 60 games. The step back was definitely cause for concern among scouts, but after finishing in the top 20 in scoring this season, Rabbit’s stock is back up.
Second on the Saskatoon Blades squad in scoring to only Ryan Keller, Rabbit scored 67 points in 70 games this season. His 45 assists lead the Blades and ranked him third among draft eligible forwards from the Western Hockey League.
Drafted 5th round (154th overall), 2005 by Boston.
2005-06: Served as captain of the Blades in his fourth WHL season. Rabbit totaled 56 points (28 goals, 28 assists) and 45 penalty minutes in 64 games. He also had a strong showing in the Blades’ 10 playoff games, where he had 5 goals and 3 assists.
Signed a multi-year contract with the Bruins prior to the 2006 training camp
2006-07: It looked as though 20-year-old Wacey Rabbit had put the WHL behind him following the 2005-06 season in Saskatoon. He began the regular season in Providence (AHL), but he had a slow start in his first few games as a pro, and saw limited ice time with the P Bruins. When the Vancouver Giants called, Rabbit took hold of the opportunity and returned to juniors as an overage player. He spent time on one of the team’s top lines with Lucic and Michal Repik, and averaged more than a point per game since joining the team in January.
2007-08: Rabbit showed up to training camp better prepared and played his first full pro season with the Providence Bruins. He improved steadily and was able to make positive contributions to the team.