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Little Receives AMI Graphics Plus Performer of the Year Award

April 13, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Florida Everblades News Release

ESTERO, FL - The Florida Everblades and the ECHL announced Monday that defenseman Mike Little is a recipient of the AMI Graphics Plus Performer of the Year award after finishing the season with a plus-minus rating of +46. Little shares the award with Drew Daniels of the Fort Wayne Komets.

Little, who was named to the All-ECHL First Team last week, posted an even or better rating in 53 of his 63 games in 2014-15, including in each of the final 12 games of the regular season. He was second among ECHL defensemen with 53 points and tied for second with 41 assists. The 27-year-old has 153 points (35g-118a) in 248 career ECHL games with Florida, Stockton and Reading.

ECHL Plus-Minus Rating Leaders

2014-15 Drew Daniels, Fort Wayne Komets +46

Mike Little, Florida Everblades +46

2013-14 Peter Sivak, Alaska Aces +49

2012-13 Matt Case, Idaho Steelheads +32

2011-12 Mathieu Aubin, Cincinnati Cyclones +25

2010-11 Trent Daavettila, Kalamazoo Wings +28

Brendan Connolly, Greenville Road Warriors +28

2009-10 Mark Derlago, Idaho Steelheads +34

2008-09 Travis Morin, South Carolina Stingrays +37

2007-08 Chad Starling, Cincinnati Cyclones +48

2006-07 Matt Shasby, Alaska Aces +43

2005-06 Peter Metcalf, Alaska Aces +44

2004-05 Aaron Phillips, Pensacola Ice Pilots +36

2003-04 Tim Smith, Columbia Inferno +40

2002-03 Mike Glumac, Pee Dee Pride +37

Dennis Vial, Columbia Inferno +37

2001-02 Konstantin Kalmikov, Louisiana IceGators +43

2000-01 Jay Murphy, Louisiana Ice Gators +32

1999-00 Andy MacIntyre, Florida Everblades +46

1998-99 Jan Vodrazka, Pee Dee Pride +44

1997-98 Stan Melanson, Louisiana IceGators +36

1996-97 Dominic Maltais, Hampton Roads Admirals +44

1995-96 Kim Maier, Knoxville Cherokees +48

1994-95 Jamie Steer, Dayton Bombers +43

1993-94 Sebastien Laplante, Greensboro Monarch +42

1992-93 Victor Gervais, Hampton Roads Admirals +59

1991-92 Brad McCaughey, Toledo Storm +51

The Everblades and the Orlando Solar Bears will meet in the first round of the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs beginning on Friday April 17 at Germain Arena. Game two will take place on Saturday at Germain Arena as well. Tickets are currently on sale online at Ticketmaster or at the Century Link Box Office located at Germain Arena.

2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs - Division Semifinals, Florida Everblades vs. Orlando Solar Bears

(Best-of-7 Playoff Series)

Game 1 : Friday, April 17, Orlando at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Game 2: Saturday, April 18, Orlando at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:00 p.m.

Game 3: Tuesday, April 21, Florida at Orlando, Amway Center, 7:00 p.m.

Game 4: Thursday, April 23, Florida at Orlando, Amway Center, 7:00 p.m.

Game 5: Saturday, April 25, Florida at Orlando, Amway Center, 7:00 p.m. **

Game 6: Monday, April 27, Orlando at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m. **

Game 7: Wednesday, April 29, Orlando at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m. **

** If Necessary

Ticket Information

Game Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Century Link Prism Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at

Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.

For more information call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades Main Office located at Germain Arena, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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