ESTERO, Fla. — Florida Everblades head coach Brad Ralph announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Patrick McCarron for the 2019-20 season.
The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators and the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals.
McCarron is coming off a career-high 27-point campaign in his first season with Florida in 2018-19. The Toronto logged ice time in 70 games to lead all Everblades players, and was third among defensemen with 25 assists.
Following his strong regular season in 2018-19, McCarron then suited up in all of Florida’s 16 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs and registered three assists. He has played in 26 career games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs over his first two seasons in the ECHL.
Prior to joining the Everblades, McCarron played for the Toledo Walleye in his rookie season in 2016-17. He tabbed 19 points (9g-10a) in 54 games for the Walleye to help lead them to a first-place regular season finish in the Western Conference. McCarron also saw three games of action with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League that same season.
Before turning pro, McCarron played four seasons for Cornell University from 2013-17. He notched 50 points (12g-38a) in 123 games for the Big Red. As a senior in 2016-17, McCarron served as an alternate captain for Cornell and guided the team to an NCAA Tournament berth. He more than doubled his previous career-high for points as a senior, netting 25 points on six goals and 19 assists. McCarron was named to the ECAC All-Tournament Team and the All-Ivy League Second Team on the heels of his standout senior year.