ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with forward John McCarron for the 2016-17 season.
McCarron 24, joins the Everblades after posting 31 points (14g, 17a) and 68 penalty minutes in 51 games with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) last season. McCarron helped guide the Nailers to a Kelly Cup Finals appearance this past spring, collecting 23 points (11g, 12a) with 42 penalty minutes in just 25 postseason contests. The 6-3, 220-pound forward also appeared in 12 games last year with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
“John is a big and physical second-year forward that had an excellent playoff run last season,” said Ralph. “We expect his playoff success and experience to translate into big things for us this season.”
Prior to his professional career, the Macomb, Michigan native totaled 74 career points (27g, 47a) along with 216 penalty minutes in four seasons at Cornell University (2011-2015).
McCarron joins Mike Aviani, Matt Berry, Ralph Cuddemi, Chase Golightly, Alex Kuqali, and Logan Roe to the list of players who have agreed to terms with the Everblades for the upcoming season. Forward Peter Schneider and defenseman Kevin Clare were also acquired earlier in the summer in a trade with the Indy Fuel.----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###