O’Donnell Loaned to AHL’s Texas Stars; Altshuller Returns

February 9, 2017


ESTERO, FL — Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Thursday that forward Brendan O’Donnell (pictured above) has been loaned to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL).  O’Donnell has signed a professional tryout agreement (PTO) with Texas.  In addition, goaltender Daniel Altshuller has been reassigned to the Everblades from the Charlotte Checkers (AHL).

O’Donnell, 24, earns his first AHL call up after leading the Everblades with 55 points and 29 goals this season. O’Donnell is currently riding a 14-game point streak in the ECHL.  O’Donnell posted an impressive 37-point (17g, 20a) rookie campaign in 2015-16. He ended last season on a high note, tying an Everblades team record by a scoring a goal in nine consecutive games. Prior to joining the Everblades, the 6-0, 193-pound forward totaled a balanced 55 points (27g, 28a) during his four-year collegiate career at the University of North Dakota from 2011-2015. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the sixth-round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Altshuller, 22, returns to Florida where he has logged a 6-0-0-1 record, a 1.96 goals-against-average and a 0.924 save percentage this season.  The 6-4, 201-pound netminder holds a 3-3-0 record, with a 3.03 goals-against-average and a 0.903 save percentage with AHL Charlotte this season.  Altshuller has also been recalled by the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes twice this season, but did not play. Altshuller has totaled a 24-7-2 record with the Everblades during the past three seasons. The Nepean, Ontario native is a third-round draft selection of the Hurricanes in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The Everblades are back in action at Germain this Friday and Saturday against the Atlanta Gladiators for Pink in the Rink Weekend present by Radiology Regional (promotional details listed below).
Upcoming Home Games & Promotions
Friday, February, 10 vs. Atlanta7:30 p.m. – Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports pub with the purchase of an adult entree. The team will be wearing special pink jerseys for Pink in the Rink Weekend.

Saturday, February, 11 vs. Atlanta7:00 p.m. – Pink in the Rink night, present by Radiology Regional Center.  The team will wear special pink jerseys which will be auctioned off following the game.  First 1,000 fans will receive a free chpi clip courtesy of Radiology Regional, and the first 3,000 fans will receive an Everblades flash light courtesy of Gerber Collison & Glass.  
Ticket Information

Game Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at
www.ticketmaster.comSpecial Offer!  Purchase any new ticket package for the 2016-17 season, and receive an Everblades jersey t-shirt and a $20 gift card from Ford’s Garage!  Locations include Cape Coral, Downtown Fort Myers and Miromar Outlets in Estero.  We offer several tickets packages designed to help fit your budget and schedule.

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

This release courtesy of Fort Myers Technical College & Cape Coral Technical College
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate
of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes