Everblades Agree to Terms with Joe Cox for 2018-19 Season

June 20, 2018


ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms with forward Joe Cox for the 2018-19 season.

Cox, 24, returns to the Everblades where he pieced together an impressive rookie campaign, posting 54 points (22g, 32a) in 70 regular season games.  In addition, Cox also added 16 points (6g, 10a) in 21 postseason appearances this past spring. Cox was the recipient of the team’s Rookie of the Year Award after finishing fifth in the league in rookie scoring.

“We are excited to announce Joe Cox will be returning next season,” said Ralph.  “Joe exemplifies the type of work ethic, attitude and team first character that has helped shape the culture and success of the ‘Blades.”

Cox appeared in five games with the Everblades after concluding his senior season at Michigan State University in 2016-17.  The 5-11, 173-pound forward recorded 14 points (7g, 7a) in 35 games during that year with the Spartans.  Cox captained the Spartans for two seasons, totaling 69 points (27g, 42a) during his four-year collegiate career (2013-2017).  The Chelsea, Michigan native also totaled 60 points in two seasons with the USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks 2011-2013.

Cox becomes the team’s first player to agree to terms for the 2018-19 season.  The Everblades’ home opening weekend is set for October 19 & 20 against the Norfolk Admirals.

2018-19 Ticket Packages are on sale now! Become part of the Everblades Family with a Full Season, Partial Season or a Flexible Voucher Package that fits your schedule and budget! All Ticket & Voucher Packages provide savings and special benefits!  To view the Ticket & Voucher Package options CLICK HERE. Ask about the payment plan options too!

Private Arena Tours are also available to select your 18-19 season seats! Call the Everblades Office at 239-948-7825 to schedule your tour today!


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of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes