ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Greg Poss announced today that forward Evgeny Timkin has signed a contract for the 2010-11 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 Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Timkin joins the Everblades for his rookie North American campaign after spending last season with Avangard Omsk of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League. While with Omsk, the top Russian league, he was a teammate of former National Hockey League star Jaromir Jagr and posted three assists in 20 regular season games. Timkin, who turns 20 on September 3, also participated in the Under-20 World Junior Championships picking up one assist in six tournament games for the Russian squad.