Everblades Agree to Terms with Center Justin Kea

July 20, 2017


ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Thursday that the team has agreed to terms with center Justin Kea for the 2017-18 season.

Kea, 23, joins the Everblades after spending the past three seasons split between the Elmira Jackals and the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Rochester Americans. The 6-4, 220-pound center posted 16 points (9g, 7a) in 33 games with the Jackals last season. In addition, Kea logged four points (2g, 2a) in 12 AHL appearances with Rochester.   From 2014-17, Kea totaled 34 points (18g, 16a) in 85 career ECHL games with Elmira, while registering seven points in 71 career AHL contests.

“Justin brings a lot to the table in terms of his character, leadership and an internal drive to excel,” said Ralph. “Justin has elite skills and the attributes needed to have success with the Everblades and beyond. We are excited to work with Justin and push him to new levels.”

The Woodville, Ontario native collected 177 points in four seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit from 2010-2014.  Kea was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The Everblades have now agreed to terms with four players for the 2017-18 season. To view the team’s current roster CLICK HERE

2017-18 Ticket Packages are Currently on Sale! 
Everblades ticket packages are now on sale for the 20th season of Everblades Hockey. We offer full season and flexible partial plans that will best fit your schedule and budget! To view pricing and benefits of all available tickets packages CLICK HERE

SPECIAL OFFER! Purchase a new ticket package for the 2017-18 season and receive a $20 gift card to Ford’s Garage!

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

Check out the Everblades for opening weekend on Friday, October 13 & 14 against the Atlanta Gladiators at Germain Arena!

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