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Everblades Add High-Scoring Forward Michael Kirkpatrick

Monday, August 29th
Everblades Add High-Scoring Forward Michael Kirkpatrick

ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Monday that the team has agreed to terms with forward Michael Kirkpatrick for the 2016-17 season.

Kirkpatrick, 26, joins the Everblades after leading the Adirondack Thunder (ECHL) in scoring with 60 points (29g, 31a) in 72 games played last season.  In addition, the 5-11, 182-pound center recorded nine points (2g, 7a) in 12 playoff appearances with the Thunder this past spring.

“Michael brings high hockey intelligence, loads of skill and a strong desire to win,” said Ralph. “He is extremely motivated to win here and move up to the AHL.”

Prior to his professional career, Kirkpatrick accumulated 102 points in four seasons at St. Francis Xavier University from 2011-2015.  The North Sydney, Nova Scotia native also totaled 251 points (108g, 143a) during his four seasons with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Kirkpatrick was a member of Saint John’s 2011 Memorial Cup Championship team.

Kirkpatrick becomes the eleventh addition to the Everblades roster for the 2016-17 season  CLICK HERE to view the complete current roster.

----Opening Weekend is October 14 & 15  The Florida Everblades open up their 19thseason of hockey at home at Germain Arena on Friday, October 14 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits beginning at 7:30 p.m. The two teams will meet again on Saturday, October 15 with a 7:00 p.m. start time.

2016-17 Season Ticket Plans Now Available!  Full and flexible partial season ticket plans are currently available for the 2016-17 season. We offer several tickets packages designed to help fit your budget and schedule.

SPECIAL OFFER!  Purchase a new ticket package and receive a FREE patriotic Everblades T-shirt!

For more information, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the team’s main office located at Germain Arena from Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes###

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