Everblades Receive Tuma From Panthers

ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades announced that defenseman Martin Tuma has been assigned to the team by the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League.

The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Panthers and the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League.

Selected in the fifth round (162nd overall) by the Panthers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 21-year-old had six assists and 75 penalty minutes in 48 regular season games and also played one game in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the Everblades as a rookie in 2005-06 while also playing in the AHL for Rochester where he had two assists and 38 penalty minutes in 12 games.

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