ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Wednesday that forward Gabriel Desjardins has been returned on loan from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.
Desjardins, 21, rejoins the ‘Blades after logging an assist in five games played with the Checkers during his recent call-up. Desjardins has posted nine points (4g, 5a) in 12 appearances with the Everblades this season. The 6-0, 212-pound forward made nine appearances last season with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League last season before having his season cut short due to an injury.
Desjardins (pronouncedDAY-ghar-DAN) had a productive career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2008-2013 totaling 185 points (85g, 100a) in stints with the Halifax Mooseheads, Quebec Remparts, and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
The Montreal Native, Desjardins, posted a career best 74 points (32g, 42a) in 66 regular season games, along with 15 points in 14 postseason contests with Rouyn-Noranda during the 2012-13 campaign.
Desjardins is expected to be available tonight when the Everblades battle the Kalamazoo Wings beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Wings Stadium.
Upcoming Home Games & Promotions
Wednesday December 10, 7:30 p.m. vs. Elmira Jackals -- Fans can enjoy $2 drafts, $2 Wines, and $2 hot dogs in the concourse all night long! Wednesday games are alsoCollege Nights! Students can receive a game ticket for just $5 with free parking when they present their College I.D.Friday, December 12, 7:30 p.m. vs. Indy Fuel -- Community Service Night! .
Saturday, December 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. Indy Fuel -- Annual Teddy Bear Toss, presented by IBERIABANK! Fans are encouraged to bring a new or gently used stuffed animal to the game. When the Everblades score their first goal, fans may throw those stuffed toys onto to the ice to celebrate! The teddy bears and stuffed animals will be rounded up and delivered to local children's charities across the area for the Holidays. This is one of the biggest events of the year, so come be a part of it!
Ticket InformationGame Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Century Link Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online atwww.ticketmaster.comDiscounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.
2014-15 Ticket Packages are currently on sale! 12-game, and 24-game options are available! All packages save you money from the box office price, and come with many great benefits. For more information call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades Main Office located at Germain Arena, Monday—Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.