ESTERO, Fla. – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with forward John McCarron for the 2016-17 season.
The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers.
McCarron joins the Everblades after posting 31 points (14g-17a) and 68 penalty minutes in 51 games with the Wheeling Nailers last season. McCarron helped guide the Nailers to a Kelly Cup Finals appearance this past spring, collecting 23 points (11g-12a) with 42 penalty minutes in just 25 postseason contests. The 24-year-old also appeared in 12 games last year with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
Prior to his professional career, the Macomb, Mich. native totaled 74 career points (27g-47a) along with 216 penalty minutes in four seasons at Cornell University (2011-15).