ECHL : Florida Everblades Transactions | 03/18/2024

The Florida Everblades changed their goaltending and defense on Monday ahead of their game against the Orlando Solar Bears.

Goaltender Evan Cormier was reassigned to the Everblades on Monday after backing up Florida Panther goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for one game. Cormier was back on the bench, backing up Cam Johnson tonight in Orlando. With Cormier’s return, EBUG Nick Vilardo was released. Vilardo was on the bench for the Everblades during their victory against the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday.

Photo by: Christina Slemp for Inside the Rink

Defenseman Dustyn McFaul, 23, signed his first professional contract with the Everblades on Monday. McFaul was drafted by the Boston Bruins in round six of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He played the previous five seasons for the Clarkson University Golden Knights, scoring six goals and 22 assists in 149 games. The Everblades placed McFaul on reserve.

Photo by: Clarkson Athletics Website

Defenseman Riese Zmolek was placed on injured reserve effective March 16. Zmolek has played in 47 of 59 games for the Everblades, scoring four goals and nine assists. 

Photo by: Christina Slemp for Inside the Rink

The Everblades are playing the Orlando Solar Bears tonight at the Kia Center. They return home Wednesday to host the Savannah Ghost Pirates for a three-game series. Game one is on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Hertz Arena.

James Slemp

I write for and photograph the Florida Everblades for ITR. I am a retiree that has turned my hobby of photography into a business. I currently live in Sarasota, Florida with my wife, Christy, but I'm originally from California. My previous career has taken me all over the US and the world and I definitely enjoy traveling. I've played hockey for over 30 years, learning as an adult, and love the game.

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