ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Greg Poss announced today the team has acquired goaltender Jase Weslosky in a trade with the Idaho Steelheads for financial considerations.
The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and the Charlotte Checkers and Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Weslosky joins the Everblades having appeared in 20 games with Idaho this season, posting a record of 7-6-3 with a 2.94 goals against average and .910 save percentage. The 22 year old didn’t see his first action of the season until December when he was signed by the Steelheads and picked up a win in his first professional start on Dec. 4 at Alaska making 31 saves in a 4-1 win.
Prior to joining the professional ranks this season the St. Albert, Alberta native finished up a three-year collegiate career at St. Cloud State University from 2006-09. In 72 career games with the Huskies Weslosky posted a 37-27-4 record with a 2.43 GAA and a .920 save percentage.
The pair of players each returned briefly to the Everblades roster for Sunday’s game at South Carolina and both chipped in an assist.
Imbeault and Lemieux return to Connecticut where they each have played in the Whale’s last three games with neither registering a point. The call up to Connecticut marks the second AHL team Lemieux has skated with this season having also played in two games with the Manitoba Moose in December.