The Florida Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes. They are also the AHL affiliate of the Rochester Americans and Albany River Rats.
The Everblades start their 08/09 regular season on Friday night against the Charlotte Checkers. Incidentally, the Checkers just sign Amerks alumni Sean McMorrow.
A number of players on this years Amerks roster spent time last season with the Everblades, including Franklin MacDonald, Tyler Plante, Dan Collins, Kenndal McArdle, Jordan Henry, and Peter Aston.
The number of players associated with the Everblades this season is lighter as the Panthers are the sole affiliate of the Amerks. While sharing an affiliation with the Sabres last season in Rochester, they were able to keep many players with the Everblades.
The Panthers only prospect currently slated to play with the Everblades is James DeLory. DeLory is currently recovering from a concussion, once he’s healed from that he will officially be on the Blades roster.
Jacob Micflikier was invited to Amerks camp and was reassigned to the Everblades.
Yannick Tifu is also playing for the Everblades this season, he was signed to a PTO towards the end of the 07/08 season with the Amerks. He played in 15 games and had one goal and two assists.
As the season continues we’ll have regular updates on the Everblades. If any Everblades fans reading this would like to provide for that, please email me – keith at letsgoamerks dot com !