ESTERO, FL -- Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Monday that the team has acquired forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas (pictured above) from the Utah Grizzlies in exchange for forward Ralph Cuddemi.
Samuels-Thomas, 26, joins the Everblades having registered six points (3g,3a) in four games played with the Grizzlies this season. Last year, the 6-3, 185-pound forward recorded 22 points (12g,10a) in 58 games played with the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League. In addition, he also logged an assist in 13 playoff appearances with the Reign.
In 2014-15, Samuels-Thomas posted eight points in 65 games played with the Rochester Americans (AHL). He totaled 104 career points (50g, 54a) during his four-year collegiate career split between Bowling Green State University (2009-2011) and Quinnipiac University (2012-2014).
The West Hartford, Connecticut native was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round-of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Cuddemi, 23, heads to Utah after appearing in one game with the Everblades this season. Cuddemi tallied five points in nine appearances with Florida last spring. He originally joined the ‘Blades this past March after concluding a productive career at Canisius College.The Everblades return to Germain Arena this Friday and Saturday night to take on the rival South Carolina Stingrays. Full promotional details listed below. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Eastern time. Fans can purchase tickets at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com
Fans can also catch the game broadcast on WJBX News, Talk & More on 101.5-FM.104.3-FM, 770-AM or online by CLICKING HERE
Upcoming Home Games & Promotions Friday, October 28 vs. South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. – Kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub for every Friday game this season with the purchase on an adult entree....It's also video game night!
Saturday, October 29 vs. South Carolina, 7:00 p.m. – American Cancer Society Night and Zombie Night for our Halloween theme. "Sweets in the Suites" is back! Children in costume will have the opportunity to Trick-or-Treat in the luxury suites during intermission.
Ticket Information2016-17 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 any new ticket package for the 2016-17 season, and receive a $20 gift card from Ford's Garage! Locations include Cape Coral, Downtown Fort Myers and Miromar Outlets in Estero.
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###