ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Greg Poss announced Thursday that the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) have assigned forward Erik Karlsson to the Everblades from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. (Above photo courtesy of Charlotte Checkers)
Karlsson, 21, has recorded six points (1g, 5a) in 37 appearances with Charlotte this season. The 5-11, 170-pound winger is a fourth-round draft selection of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The Lerum, Sweden native totaled nine points (6g, 3a) in two seasons played for Frolunda HC (SweHL) from 2013-2015.
In an additional transaction, the Everblades have placed defenseman Justin Agosta on the 21-Day Injured Reserved (IR).
Karlsson is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Everblades battle the Atlanta Gladiators in Duluth, Georgia beginning at 7:05 p.m. Fans can catch the game broadcast on 770 AM or online by CLICKING HEREUpcoming Everblades Home Games
Friday, March 25 vs. Greenville, 7:30 p.m. – Kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree!
Saturday, March 26 vs. Greenville, 7:00 p.m. – Guns N' Hoses night. It's a hockey double-header as local police and fire fighters battle it out on the ice at 5:15 p.m. Then at 7:00 p.m. the Everblades will wear special Guns N' Hoses themed jerseys which will be auctioned off following the game. A ticket to the Everblades game gets you into the Guns N' Hoses game for free. Pregame tailgate party featuring live music, bounce houses and face painting begins at 5:00 p.m.
Game Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com
Discounted 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.
Partial Season Ticket Packages: Flexible partial season ticket plans are available to help fit your budget and schedule. For more information, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the team's main office located at Germain Arena from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fans may also stop by our sales tables located in the concourse at Everblades games. .
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes###