ESTERO, Fla. –Florida Everblades General Manager Craig Brush along with Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Tuesday that rookie forward Zach Solow from Naples, Florida has agreed to terms for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.
Solow, 22, joins the Everblades after finishing his collegiate career in Hockey East with the Northeastern University Howlin’ Huskies, where he served as team captain this season in his senior year. Solow tallied 11 goals and 13 assists for a total of 24 points in just 21 games this season with Northeastern and was named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team.Solow averaged better than a point per game with the Howlin Huskies over his four years in Boston, won three Bean Pot Tournaments, and finished with 104 total college points (44g-60a).On April 17, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound forward signed with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League and proceeded to join the AHL’s Chicago Wolves on an Amateur Try-Out (ATO) agreement. Solow posted two goals and three assists in 13 games with the Wolves, including his first professional goal on April 24.Solow grew up skating and playing his youth hockey at Hertz Arena. He will become the fourth-ever Southwest Florida native to play for the Everblades joining Bobby Preece (Bonita Springs), Logan Roe (Fort Myers) and Matt Harrington (North Port).
As a 15-year-old, Solow moved away to the Midwest to play with the St. Louis Jr. Blues, one of the top AAA programs in the country. From there, Solow began his junior career with the Janesville Jets of the North American Hockey League.
After two seasons with Janesville, Solow skated two seasons in the United States Hockey League with the Dubuque Fighting Saints, where he was named the USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year in 2017.The next home game for the Everblades comes this Friday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. against the Jacksonville Icemen. Since the Everblades family did not have the opportunity to celebrate Swampee’s Birthday, the Everblades will be celebrating Swampee’s half-birthday on Friday, May 21. Come out to celebrate your favorite gator! Friday, May 21 is also another 239 Friday! Enjoy 2 Premium Tickets, 2 bowls of cotton candy ice cream AND 2 autographed programs for only $39! Find tickets for the game on May 21 HERE. 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.
The weekend wraps up with a 7:00 p.m. contest between Florida and Jacksonville this Saturday, May 22 at Hertz Arena. Saturday is Military Appreciation Night! The Blades will wear specialty Military jerseys, and the jersey auction proceeds will be donated to the National Coalition for Patriots. Download the DASH Auction App to bid on the jerseys! Enjoy free Live Music from TC and The Troublemakers outside Hertz Arena before the game from 5:00-7:00 p.m.! Find tickets to the game on May 22HERE.
JOIN THE FUN
Become a member of the Florida Everblades family by securing a great seat location and big savings with a Blades 365 Membership!
Purchase a new Ticket Package or Flexible Voucher Package for the Blades 2021-22 season and receive a $20 gift card to Ford’s Garage along with an Everblades tote bag! Check out next season’s home dates by visiting the 2021-22 Everblades Schedule. To view the Blades 365 Membership savings, benefits and options click HERE.
2021 Kelly Cup Playoff Packages are now on sale. To view the Kelly Cup Playoff Package options click HERE.
Discounted Group Packages are also available for Groups of 10 or more! To reserve your group for an upcoming home game, call or text the Everblades Front Office at (239) 948-7825.
Make it a Suite Night with the Everblades! A Luxury Suite and Party Suite are available at a limited number of Everblades home games this season. For the latest availability on Suites, call or text the Everblades Front Office at (239) 948-7825.
Everblades put the FUN in FUNdraising! There is no handling of money or tickets and no limit to the amount of money your group can make with the Everblades easy-to-run online Fundraiser! For more information, or to reserve a Fundraiser Night at an Everblades regular season home game, call or text (239) 948-7825.
JOIN THE BROADCASTS
Watch every Florida Everblades game on the new home for ECHL hockey atFloHockey.TV.
Listen to the exciting game action on the Everblades Broadcast Network at WJBX News, Talk & More on 104.3 FM, 101.5 FM and AM 770, plus online at wjbxnewstalk.com. In addition, some Blades Broadcasts can be heard on 99.3 ESPN or online at 993espn.com.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Stay up to date by following the Florida Everblades on Social Media with all the latest news, scores and promotions on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tiktok, and Twitter.
The Florida Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.