Everblades add rookie defenseman Kevin Hart

Photo courtesy Providence College Athletics

ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Kevin Hart for the 2014-15 season.

The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and the Charlotte Checkers and Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

Hart, 22, joins the Everblades after posting nine points (3g-6a), a +2 rating and 28 penalty minutes in 38 games played with Providence College last season. The 6-1, 195-pound blue-liner totaled 34 points (8g-26a) during his four-year collegiate career with the Friars from 2010-14.