Everblades Announce 2019-20 Season-Opening Roster
ESTERO, Fla. - The Florida Everblades announced on Thursday their season-opening roster in advance of the team's 22nd season in the ECHL, which begins this weekend with two road games against the Norfolk Admirals.
The Everblades will start the season with 11 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders on the active roster. Including players on the Injured Reserve, Florida has nine players who suited up in at least five games for the team last season.
In addition to the returning players, the 'Blades have a host of prospects on the season-opening roster thanks to the new NHL affiliation with the Nashville Predators. There are five players with American Hockey League contracts with the Milwaukee Admirals and two players with NHL contracts with the Predators.
To reach their final roster, the Everblades traded forward John Edwardh to the Cincinnati Cyclones in exchange for future considerations.
Ken Appleby [AHL-MIL]
Cam Johnson [AHL-MIL]
Greg Campbell [R]
Adam Smith [R, AHL-MIL]
Tanner Jeannot [NHL-NSH]
Justin Auger [V]
Zach Magwood [NHL-NSH]
Hunter Garlent [R, AHL-MIL]
Hugo Roy [R, AHL-MIL]
Alex Tonge [R]
Jack Nevins [V]
Jeremy Dehner [V]
[V] = Veteran (Skaters with at least 260 regular season games of professional experience in qualifying leagues as of the start of the 2019-20 season)
[R] = Rookie
[NHL-NSH] = NHL Nashville Predators contract
[AHL-MIL] = AHL Milwaukee Admirals contract
ECHL teams can carry a maximum of 20 players on the active roster, no more than 18 of whom may be skaters, at any one time. For the first 30 days of the regular season, teams can carry a maximum of 21 players on the active roster, no more than 19 of whom may be skaters, at any one time.
Teams are permitted to carry up to two (2) players at a time on the Reserve List, while an unlimited number of players can be placed on the 14-day Injured Reserve.
Florida's season opener is on Friday against Norfolk. Faceoff is set for 7:35 p.m. ET.
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