Estero, FL -- The Florida Everblades announced Wednesday that defenseman Dan Milan and forward Danick Gauthier have been assigned to the team by the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
Milan, 21, played his first professional season with the Blades in 2012-13, contributing eight assists with a plus-1 rating in 43 games.
“Dan played for us last year and made really big strides in his development,” credited Everblades head coach Greg Poss. “We expect him to continue making those strides this year.”
Prior to his time with the Blades, the Detroit, Mich., native played two years of major junior in the QMJHL between the Moncton Wildcats and Victoriaville Tigres, registering 49 points (16g, 33a) and 149 penalty minutes in 130 appearances.
Gauthier, who turns 23 later this month, played five games with the Everblades in 2012-13, netting three goals and three assists before being called up to Syracuse.
“Danick is an excellent player, offensively and defensively,” gauged Poss, who is set to begin his fourth year behind the bench for the Blades. “When I saw him at development camp he was in very good shape. He’s definitely a player who can help us.”
A native of Waterloo, Quebec, Gauthier played four years of major junior with the Saint John Sea Dogs—plus one game with the Shawinigan Cataractes—twice winning the QMJHL’s President’s Cup and capturing the historic CHL Memorial Cup in 2011 with the Sea Dogs.
The Everblades open the 2013-14 campaign at Germain Arena on Friday, October 18, with Black Out Night against the Orlando Solar Bears. Individual game tickets are now on sale at the Capital Bank Box Office at Germain Arena, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
2013-14 Season Ticket Package Information
Ticket packages for the 2013-14 season are currently on sale—and going fast! Full season packages begin at $380, while 10 and 20 game packages start as low as $160. Sign-up for a new season ticket package today, and receive a $20 gift card per seat to Outback Steakhouse!
For more information call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades main office located at Germain Arena.
Office hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes