ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades announced that rookie goaltender David Leggio, goaltender David Shantz and forward Jacob Micflikier have been assigned to the team from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Americans of the AHL and the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. Former ECHL player Jason Cipolla is the assistant coach for Rochester and former ECHL goaltender Bob Janosz is the team’s video, strength & conditioning and goaltending coach.
The 24-year-old Leggio has played the last four seasons at Clarkson University where he was 59-29-12 with eight shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.30 and a save percentage of .922 in 103 games.
The 24-year-old Micflikier was selected to the ECHL All-Star Game as a rookie in 2007-08, but was unable to play after being injured in an AHL game with Springfield where he had five points (1g-4a) in eight games. He had 37 points (10g-27a) and 29 penalty minutes in 29 regular season games with Stockton and he led the Thunder in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with nine assists, 13 points and a plus-minus rating of +7 in six games.
Selected in the second round (37th overall) by the Panthers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old Shantz was 11-5-3 with a goals-against average of 2.56 and a save percentage of .916 in 20 games for the Everblades in 2007-08 while also playing 14 games in the AHL for Rochester.