April 7, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL)
PRINCETON, N.J. - Former Pensacola Ice Pilots left wing Adam Berti played for the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday and Saturday brining the total number of players who have played in the National Hockey League after the ECHL to 355.
He is sixth player who has played in both the ECHL and the NHL this season
Chris Beckford-Tseu (Alaska and St. Louis),
Joe Jensen (Wheeling and Carolina), Dan
LaCosta (Elmira and Columbus),
Jonathan Quick (Reading and Los Angeles) and Danny
Taylor (Reading and Los Angeles).
Berti is the 26th former ECHL player to play his first NHL game this year and the 210th to make his debut in the past seven seasons. In each of the last nine NHL seasons there have been at least 20 former ECHL players who have played their first NHL game including 41 in 2003-04 and a record 47 in 2005-06.