The ECHL announced Sunday Jacksonville Iceman’s Jacob Panetta had been suspended indefinitely for using a racist taunt toward the South Carolina Stingrays’ Jordan Subban.
ECHL announces suspensionhttps://t.co/LucRfTz6Fc— ECHL (@ECHL) January 23, 2022
Jordan Subban tweeted about the incident, saying Panetta was “making monkey gestures at me so I punched him in the face multiple times and he turtled like the coward he is.” His brother NHL defenseman P.K. Subban tweeted a video showing the offending taunt.
Stingrays team president Rob Concannon released a statement saying, “The South Carolina Stingrays are disgusted and appalled by last night’s incident involving Jordan Subban.”
The Jacksonville Iceman is a minor league affiliate of the New York Rangers, and South Carolina is an affiliate of the Washington Capitals.
Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, the Rangers are -170 against the Kings on Monday night.
This incident happened just one day after AHL forward Krystof Hrabik was suspended for 30 games after making racist gestures toward Boko Imama.