Everblades bring back center Kevin Lynch

ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Kevin Lynch for the 2015-16 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.

Lynch returns to Southwest Florida after posting seven points (2g-5a) in 11 games with the Everblades, and four points (3g-1a) in 53 appearances with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League last season.

The 24-year-old recorded 35 points (13g-21a) in 67 ECHL games split between the Toledo Walleye and the Evansville IceMen during the 2013-14 season.

Lynch totaled 72 points (35g-37a) during his four-year collegiate career at the University of Michigan from 2009-13, which included a career best 27-point campaign (10g-17a) with the Wolverines during the 2012-13 season. In addition, Lynch registered 48 points (24g-24a) with the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2008-09.

The Grosse Pointe, Mich. native was a second-round selection (56th overall) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.