“Behind The ECHL Benches”
Malcolm Cameron, Florida Everblades

Malcolm Cameron is in his second season as head coach of Florida having been named only the third coach in team history on May 30, 2008.

In his first season the Everblades were 49-17-5 to capture their second Brabham Cup championship and reach the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the 11th time in 11 years.

Before joining the Everblades Cameron coached Texas in the ECHL and was 93-31-20 record and their first back-to-back Kelly Cup Playoff appearances. Texas set team records for wins, home wins, road wins and points both seasons and its 46-point improvement from 2004-05 to 2006-07 is the fifth-largest in the 21-year history of the ECHL.

Cameron, who coached in the ECHL All-Star Game in 2007 and 2008, is 257-124-50 in six ECHL seasons. He spent two seasons as head coach and director of hockey operations for Long Beach in the ECHL and his teams were 79-47-18 and advanced to the Kelly Cup Playoffs both seasons. In his inaugural season in 2004-05, Long Beach was 43-20-9 and had 95 points. In his inaugural season in 2004-05, Long Beach was 43-20-9 and had 95 points. The 44-point improvement from their expansion season in 2003-04 is the sixth-largest in league history.

Cameron returned to the ECHL after spending 2003-04 in the United Hockey League and the Central Hockey League. The 40 year old began 2003-04 in the UHL as head coach of Columbus which suspended operations in January 2004 despite being in first place, earning Cameron a selection as coach for the All-Star Game. He spent the final two months in the CHL as head coach of Corpus Christi.

In his first head coaching job in 2002-03, Cameron helped Cincinnati finish 36-29-7 and advance to the conference finals where it lost by a goal in Game 7 to Kelly Cup champion Atlantic City. Cincinnati finished third in the division with 79 points and upset Peoria (103 points) and Toledo (104 points) to reach the conference finals. Cameron spent the 2001-02 season as an assistant coach with the Columbia Inferno. He has also worked as an assistant coach with Lubbock of the Western Professional Hockey League and with Acadia University.

In his playing days, Cameron’s career spanned five seasons, two of which were spent in the ECHL with Huntington (1993-94) and Johnstown (1995-96). He also played in the former Colonial Hockey League with Saginaw (1994-95), in the CHL with San Antonio (1994-95), Fort Worth (1995-97), and Nashville (1996-97), and in the WPHL with Amarillo (1997-98) and El Paso (1997-98).

The native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia and his wife, Heather, have two sons, Brett and Logan.