Desjardins returns to Everblades

ESTERO, Fla. – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Greg Poss announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Gabriel Desjardins for the 2015-16 season.

The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League and the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.

Desjardins, 22, returns to the Everblades after finishing the 2014-15 season with 17 points (8g-9a) and 20 penalty minutes in 29 regular-season games. In addition, he recorded two assists in six playoff appearances. The 6-0, 212-pound left-winger also logged an assist in 12 games with the Checkers last season.

Prior to joining the Everblades, the Montreal, Quebec native played with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL in 2013-14, and totaled 185 points (85g-100a) in 297 games over five seasons (2008-13) in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey league with Halifax, Quebec and Rouyn-Noranda.