ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Greg Poss announced today that defenseman Ethan Graham and forward Matthew Pistilli have been recalled to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.
The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Checkers and the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League.
Graham returns to Charlotte for the third time this season where he has skated in 12 games recording three assists. With the Everblades this season the 28-year-old has played in 17 games picking up nine assists. Last season Graham began the season with the Checkers, then as a member of the ECHL, playing in 18 games and picking up 11 points (2g-9a). Graham then saw action with three AHL teams during the remainder of the 2009-10 season notching seven points (2g-5a) in 33 total games with Norfolk, Milwaukee and Texas.
Pistilli heads back to Charlotte for his second stint in the AHL this season. Earlier in December the 22 year old saw action in five games with the Checkers picking up four points (1g-3a). The Montreal, Quebec native departs the Everblades as the team’s third leading scorer with 31 points (15g-16a) in 27 games and second on the team in plus/minus with a +-13.