Forward Vela Joins Florida
ESTERO, Fla. - Florida Everblades General Manager Craig Brush along with Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Saturday that forward Marcus Vela has agreed to terms for the 2020-21 season.
Vela, 23, played 49 games with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL last season and recorded 12 goals and 13 assists. Vela also put up two assists in six games with the Orlando Solar Bears during the 2019-20 season.
Vela made his professional debut in 2019 with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League. Prior to turning pro, the Burnaby, British Columbia native attended the University of New Hampshire where he played in 135 games and amassed 24 goals and 34 assists. Before his freshman season at UNH, Vela was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Florida hits the road this weekend to play the Orlando Solar Bears at the Amway Center tonight at 7:00 p.m., and then tomorrow (Sunday Jan. 17) at 3:00 p.m.
The next home game for the Everblades comes Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. against the Orlando Solar Bears at Hertz Arena. Enjoy Hump Day Deals! $3 Beer, $3 Wine, $3 Hot Dogs and $4 Vodka!
• Discuss this story on the ECHL message board...
ECHL Stories from January 16, 2021
- Mavs Take Down Grizzlies in Overtime, Win 5-4 - Kansas City Mavericks
- Lackey makes 41 saves in 6-3 Solar Bears loss to Everblades - Orlando Solar Bears
- Stingrays Prevail in Saturday Night Shootout - South Carolina Stingrays
- Greenville Extends Point Streak to Eight in Shootout Loss - Greenville Swamp Rabbits
- Florida Showcases Offense in Win over Orlando - Florida Everblades
- IceMen Agree to Terms with Goaltender Trevor Gorsuch - Jacksonville IceMen
- Forward Vela Joins Florida - Florida Everblades
- ECHL Transactions - January 16 - ECHL
- ECHL Announces Fine, Suspension - ECHL
- Vitek Vanecek Wins in NHL Debut with Washington - South Carolina Stingrays
- Game Preview: Swamp Rabbits at Stingrays, 6:05 PM - Greenville Swamp Rabbits
- Game Preview: Stingrays vs. Swamp Rabbits, January 16 at 6:05 PM - South Carolina Stingrays
- Grizzlies Preview - Utah Grizzlies
- Blades to Visit Bears in Road Bout - Florida Everblades
- Tulsa Takes Game One of "Three-In-ThreeÃ¢ÂÂ Series - Rapid City Rush
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.