ESTERO, Fla. — The Florida Everblades have loaned forward Justin Auger to the American Hockey League’s Belleville Senators, head coach Brad Ralph announced on Tuesday.
This is the second call-up to the AHL this season for Auger, who has the most AHL experience — 282 games — of any player on Florida’s roster.
The Waterloo, Ontario, native has suited up in seven games for the Everblades this season and has five points on three goals and two assists. After missing 14 games while on loan to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, Auger potted two goals in his first game back with Florida this past Saturday.
Last season, Auger made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings, playing in two games for LA. He spent the bulk of the season with the Kings’ AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign, recording 25 points (11g, 14a) in 65 games.
Auger is one of three Florida players to be loaned to an AHL squad this season, while eight different Everblades players in total have made an AHL appearance this season.
The Everblades start a three-game weekend with a 7 p.m. matchup against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Thursday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
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About the Florida EverbladesSince their inception in 1998, the Florida Everblades have established a reputation as one of the premier organizations in the ECHL. The ‘Blades have been a consistent force on the ice, advancing to the playoffs in 19 of their 20 seasons. Florida also has quite an impressive trophy case, claiming the Brabham Cup three times for the best regular season record in the ECHL, winning four conference titles and six division titles, and capturing the 2012 Kelly Cup. Through 20 seasons, 33 Blades players have advanced to the NHL. In addition to building a winning tradition, the Everblades have also built a big following throughout Southwest Florida and have finished in the top five in the ECHL in attendance in 14 of their 20 seasons, including 10 seasons of leading the league in attendance. For more information about the Florida Everblades visit www.floridaeverblades.com.
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes