ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Thursday that the team has acquired defenseman Mike Marcou from the Reading Royals in exchange for forwards Evan Bloodoff and Adam Brace.
In a related move, the Everblades traded defenseman Chase Golightly to the South Carolina Stingrays to fulfill the future considerations terms of a November 25 trade in which the Everblades received defenseman Danny New. Subsequently, South Carolina has traded Golightly to the Reading Royals in exchange for future considerations.
Marcou, 27, joins the Everblades after logging 12 points (2g, 10a) in 27 games played with the Royals this season. The 5-11, 182-pound blueliner has accrued 120 points (26g, 94a) in 257 career ECHL games split between stints with Reading (2014-2016) and Greenville (2012-14). Marcou has also registered 15 points in 40 playoff games in the ECHL. The Kings Park, New York native totaled 43 points during his four seasons at UMass-Amherst (2008-2012).
Bloodoff, who has been with the ‘Blades since 2014, now joins the Royals having recorded 16 points (8g, 8a) in 32 games played this season. Brace was in his third stint with the Everblades, and had totaled 12 points in 28 games played this season split between Florida and Orlando. Golightly joined the Everblades out of Robert Morris University last season, and the rookie defender has posted eight points (1g, 7a) in 40 appearances with Florida this season.
Today's moves came before Thursday's ECHL trade deadline at 3:00 p.m. .
The Everblades open up a four-game road trip in Greenville on Friday at 7:00 p.m. Fans can catch all of the action on WJBX (104.3 FM, 101.5 FM, 770AM), or watch the game online at ECHL.TV.
Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsFriday, March 17 vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m. – 90's Night! We are throwing it back to the 1990's, and fans are welcome to dress up in their 90's attire or as their favorite 90's character. The first 500 fans will receive thunder sticks courtesy of Chuck-E-Cheese!
Saturday, March 18 vs. Orlando, 7:00 p.m. – Guns N Hoses night! Join us at 4:30 p.m. as our local fire fighters and police will battle it out on the ice! The Everblades will wear special police and fire fighter themed jerseys (pictured below) which will be auctioned off following the game to benefit the 4 The Kids Foundation. A ticket to the Everblades game will get you in to the police and fire fighters game for free!
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.comSpecial Offer! Purchase any new ticket package for the 2016-17 season, and receive an Everblades jersey t-shirt and a $20 gift card from Ford's Garage! Locations include Cape Coral, Downtown Fort Myers and Miromar Outlets in Estero. We offer several tickets packages designed to help fit your budget and scheduleDiscounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and you may 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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