ESTERO, Fla. –The Florida Everblades announced on Friday that goaltender Jeremy Helvig has been assigned from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League by the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League, while forward Nico Blachman has agreed to terms for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
Helvig, 23, began the 2020-21 season with Chicago of the AHL, where he went 4-0-0 with a 2.50 goals-against average and .920 save percentage. The Markham, Ontario native, who is under contract to Carolina of the NHL, also most recently backstopped the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets for five games this season.
The 6-foot-4, 187-pound backstop previously played with the Everblades in the 2018-19 season. Helvig sported a 2.27 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 39 appearances in 2018-19. Since then, he has seen time with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers as well as the ECHL’s Jacksonville Icemen and Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
Blachman, 23, is entering his first professional season. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound forward previously played with Concordia University of USports in Canada. The Aventura, Florida native has spent most of his junior career in Canada highlighted by three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Saint John Sea Dogs and Rimouski Oceanic.
The Everblades play tonight, Friday, Apr. 23 at 7:30 p.m. against the Jacksonville Icemen (21-19-3-3) at Hertz Arena. Enjoy 239 Fridays! Get two premium seats, two cheeseburgers and fries, and two autographed programs for only $39! Take advantage of the 239 Fridays online only offer at FloridaEverblades.com/239. Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of an adult entree at Breakaway Sports Pub, located inside Hertz Arena. All frontline/essential workers receive a buy one, get one free ticket offer for all remaining Friday regular season home games. Find the Frontline Fridays ticket offer HERE.
Florida and Jacksonville meet again on Saturday, Apr. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Hertz Arena. Help the Blades fight the good fight on Marvel Super Hero Night! The team will be masked as Groot, decking out in specialty jerseys for the game. Bid on the special jerseys by downloading the Handbid App. Also featured are Marvel-themed intermission games and activities, references to the movies, and more! In addition to Marvel Super Hero Night, there will be a cooler bag giveaway to the first 1,000 fans presented by Arthrex. In addition, enjoy free live music from James Prather from 5:00-7:00 p.m. outside of Hertz Arena! Find tickets for the game on Apr. 24HERE.
The weekend wraps up on Sunday, Apr. 25 when the Everblades take on the Icemen at 7:00 p.m. at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
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