Everblades Sign All-Star Starter Hartlieb

ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades announced that they have signed All-Star starter Ernie Hartlieb.

The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League.

In his second season with Florida in 2005-06, the 27-year-old had a career-high 36 assists and 54 points in 55 regular season games for Florida and a career-best six assists and seven points in eight games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the Everblades. He was selected by ECHL coaches to be the starting lineup for the American Conference and scored a goal in the 7-6 loss.

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