ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Saturday that the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) have reassigned defenseman Josh Wesley to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Wesley, 20, returns to Charlotte after logging a goal and two assists in four games played with the Everblades this season. Wesley recorded his first professional goal in his Everblades debut on November 4 against Norfolk.
Last season, Wesley totaled 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 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.
Tonight the Everblades continue their road trip against rival Greenville at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Fans can catch the game broadcast on WJBX News, Talk & More on 101.5-FM.104.3-FM, 770-AM or by CLICKING HERE
Upcoming Everblades Home Games & PromotionsFriday, November 18 vs. Greenville, 7:30 p.m. – Harry Potter Night! Harry Potter themed music, activities and videos throughout the night! Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character. Kids also eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of adult entree.
Saturday, November 19 vs. Missouri, 7:00 p.m. – Swampee's Birthday! Joins us for Swampee's birthday with all of his mascot friends! Join us from 5-7p.m. for the pregame tailgate featuring live music and bounce houses for the kids! The first 500 fans will receive free ice cream courtesy of Molly Moos!
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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