Defenseman Gus Young joins Everblades

ESTERO, Fla. – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Gus Young for the 2017-18 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.

Young, 26, joins the Everblades after logging four points in 29 AHL appearances split with the San Antonio Rampage and Chicago Wolves last season.  In addition, he also registered three points (1g-2a) in 13 games with the Missouri Mavericks.

From 2014-16, Young accumulated 31 points (8g-23a) in 132 AHL contests split between the Worcester Sharks and San Jose Barracuda.

Prior to his professional career, Young played four seasons at Yale University compiling 40 points (12g-28a) in 110 collegiate games from 2010-14.  The Dedham, Mass. native was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.