‘Blades Acquire Defenseman Malka From Toledo

January 28, 2013


ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Greg Poss announced Monday that the team has acquired defenseman Olivier Dame-Malka from the Toledo Walleye in exchange for future considerations.

Malka joins the Everblades having posted 14 points (6g, 8a) and 76 penalty minutes in 30 games split between Bakersfield and Toledo this season.

Last season the 5-10, 192-pound blue liner registered 18 points (7g, 11a) in 36 games played with the Wheeling Nailers. In addition, Malka posted three points (1g, 2a) in 23 appearances with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

During the 2010-11 season, Malka amassed 55 points (16g, 39a) and 116 penalty minutes in 64 games played with the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Additionally, Malka totaled 19 points (9g, 10a) in 15 playoff appearances with Lewiston.

The Montreal, PQ native also has had stints with the QMJHL’s Acadie-Bathurst Titan and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles from 2007-2010.

Florida plays host to the Trenton Titans on Wednesday at Germain Arena. Game time is a 7:30 p.m. Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs, $2 drafts, and $2 wines in the concourse all night long. Wednesday is also College Night; Ladies get in free, and guys receive a $5 ticket when they present their college I.D. to the Capital Bank Box Office.

Ticket Information: The Capital Bank Box Office is open Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fans may also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or order online at www.ticketmaster.com

Partial-season packages are still available, and start as low as $150 and offer a flexible option for fans. Group discounts are also available, and can save fans up $8 off per ticket from the normal box office price. For more information on all available packages, call the Everblades office at 239-948-7825.