ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced today that the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) have reassigned defenseman Josh Wesley to the Everblades from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.
Wesley, 20, joins the Everblades after totaling 18 points (5g, 13a) in 57 games split between the Niagara IceDogs and the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) last season. The 6-3, 201-pound blueliner played two seasons with the Plymouth Whalers (OHL)from 2013-2015 registering 19 points (7g, 12a). Wesley also appeared in one game with Charlotte (AHL) in 2015.
The Raleigh, North Carolina native is a fourth-round draft selection of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Josh is the son of longtime NHL defenseman Glen Wesley who played in 1,457 NHL games from 1987-2008, winning a Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes in 2006.
Wesley will be available to play in tonight's game against Norfolk at Germain Arena.Upcoming Home Games & Promotions
Friday, November 4 vs. Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. – Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree! Military & Veterans Weekend begins!CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the game while supporting our veterans!
Saturday, November 5 vs. Norfolk, 7:00 p.m. – Military & Veterans weekend continues. There will be a game-worn specialty jersey auction following the game with the proceeds benefiting the National Coalition For Patriots (Jerseys pictured below). CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the game while supporting our veterans!
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 atwww.ticketmaster.com2016-17 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.Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and you ma also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825. This release Courtesy of Fort Myers Technical College & Cape Coral Technical College
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