Joe Basaraba is going to Carolina in more than his mind.
The 25-year-old Fort Frances native has had his ECHL hockey path take a southeastern turn as he was traded yesterday from the Idaho Steelheads to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
Basaraba played two seasons with the Steelheads, notching 78 points in 119 regular-season games, including 46 in 72 last season.
The former Muskie and four-year member of the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs also had eight points in 12 career playoff games with Idaho.
Basaraba was a third-round pick (69th overall) by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL entry draft.