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Winger Matt Marquardt Returns to Everblades

Thursday, January 15th
Winger Matt Marquardt Returns to Everblades

ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Greg Poss announced Thursday that the team has agreed to terms with forward Matt Marquardt.

Marquardt, 27, returns to the Everblades after posting 20 points (8g, 12a) in 37 games played with Kaufbeuren ESV (DEL-2) this season.   Last season, the 6-3, 229-pound winger logged 13 points in 61 appearances with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL).

Marquardt played with the Everblades from 2011-2013 totaling 59 points (24g, 35a) in 82 games during that stretch. He played a key role in the Everblades' 2012 Kelly Cup Championship run,  registering 18 points (6g, 12a) in 18 playoff appearances. In addition, he scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lead Florida to a 4-3 victory in Game 3 of the Kelly Cup Finals.

The North Bay, Ontario, native accumulated 44 points (15g, 29a) in 180 games played in the American Hockey League in stints with Providence (2008-2010), Springfield (2010), and Oklahoma City (2010-2011). He amassed 164 points during his junior career with the Moncton Wildcats (2005-08) and the Baie-Comeau Drakkar (2008) of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Marquardt was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the seventh-round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He was originally acquired by the Everblades in a trade with Bakersfield on January 6, 2012.

Marquardt is expected to be available to play Friday when the Everblades play host to the Tulsa Oilers at Germain Arena.  Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Home Games & Promotions.Friday, January 16 vs. Tulsa, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, January 17 vs. Gwinnett, 7:00 p.m.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.

12 & 24 Game Ticket Packages are currently on sale!  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.

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