The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and the Charlotte Checkers and Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
Brace, 26, returns to the Everblades after spending time in both the American Hockey League and ECHL last season. Brace recorded eights points (3g-5a) in 12 AHL games played in stints with the Charlotte Checkers (six points in 10 games) and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (two points in two games). In addition, the 5-10, 183-pound forward registered 34 points (14g-20a) in 49 ECHL games split with the Stockton Thunder (13 points in 18 games) and the Cincinnati Cyclones (21 points in 31 games).
Brace began his pro career with the Everblades in the spring of 2013 logging six points (1g-5a) in just four games. Brace went on to lead the club in the 2013 Kelly Cup Playoffs with 15 points (6g-9a) in 13 appearances.
The Cobden, Ontario native accumulated 92 points (40g-52a) during his three seasons at Robert Morris University from 2010-13. During the 2008-09 season, he posted 23 points (6g-17a) in 33 appearances at Canisius College.