Estero, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Monday that the team has executed three trades: acquiring forward Aaron Bogosian from the Toledo Walleye in exchange for future considerations; sending center Rocco Carzo to the Ontario Reign for future considerations; and moving defenseman Braden Birch to the Colorado Eagles.
Bogosian, 27, returns to the Blades—where he started the 2012-13 season—with two goals and three assists on the current campaign. He had 26 points (11g, 15a) in 55 appearances with the Blades before being traded to the Walleye last year.
Hailing from Massena, N.Y., he is the older brother of Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian.
Carzo, a native of Media, Pa., departs as the Blades’ second-leading rookie scorer with 28 points (9g, 19a) over the course of 47 games played.
In 25 appearances, Cornell University product Birch had a goal and four assists with a minus-5 rating on the Florida blue line.
Birch is sent to the Eagles as future considerations, completing the November trade in which the Everblades acquired goalie Trevor Cann.
On the ice, the Blades travel to Georgia to open a three-game series with the Gwinnett Gladiators at 7:05pm Friday at The Arena at Gwinnett Center.
Friday’s series opener will be broadcast live online at FloridaEverblades.com and on the Everblades’ app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, with a video webcast available through America ONE, the official broadband and mobile broadcaster of the ECHL, at www.americaonesports.com. Pregame coverage will get under way at 6:50pm.
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