ESTERO, Fla. - Florida Everblades General Manager, Craig Brush, along with Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach, Brad Ralph, announced on Thursday the signing of forward Joe Pendenza for the 2021-22 season.
In the 2020-21 season, Pendenza totaled career highs in goals (18), assists (30) and points (48) in 63 games. The forward will be heading into his third season with the Blades and his eighth as a professional.
Before joining the Blades, Pendenza played primarily in the American Hockey League (AHL) where he played for the Milwaukee Admirals, the Blades current affiliate, and the Cleveland Monsters.
The Massachusetts native also had experience in the ECHL before signing with the Blades. The forward spent time with the Cincinnati Cyclones, Manchester Monarchs, and the Idaho Steelheads.
Prior to starting his professional career, Pendenza played Division One Hockey for Massachusetts-Lowell from 2010-14. During his college career, Pendenza helped Massachusetts-Lowell win the Hockey East regular season title in 2012-2013 while also helping the team become tournament champions.
The Everblades are set to return to the ice for their home opener on Saturday, October 23, against the Jacksonville Icemen.
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 gift!
To view the Blades 365 Membership savings, benefits and options clickHERE.
Opening Night on October 23 against the Jacksonville Icemen and the 2021-22 season is fast approaching. Secure your ticket packages today!
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 CONVERSATION
The Florida Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.