Gimblett and Bloodoff return to Everblades

ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Tyson Gimblett and forward Evan Bloodoff for the 2014-15 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 Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

Gimblett, 29, returns after posting six points (1g-5a) with 125 penalty minutes in 50 games played with the Everblades last season. The 6-3, 212-pound defenseman registered nine points (5g-4a) and 180 penalty minutes in 66 games split between the Everblades and the Bakersfield Condors during the 2012-13 season. During the 2011-12 season, Gimblett registered 12 points (3g-9a) and 153 penalty minutes with Bakersfield. During the same season, he added an assist and 62 penalty minutes in eight games played with the Augusta Riverhawks of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL).

The Newtonville, Ontario played five seasons at the University of Prince Edward Island from 2006-11. Gimblett amassed 16 points (1g-15a), with 262 penalty minutes during his collegiate career with the Panthers. From 2001-06, Gimblett totaled 20 career points (4g-6a) in 152 games played in the Ontario Hockey League in stints with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, Owen Sound Attack and Saginaw Spirit.

Bloodoff, 23, rejoins the Everblades after totaling 38 points (24g-14a) in 70 games split between the Gwinnett Gladiators and the Everblades in 2013-14. The 5-11, 205-pound forward was acquired by the Everblades on March 12. He recorded a goal in each of his first three games played with the Everblades, posting nine points (7g-2a) in 15 games.

Bloodoff tallied 20 goals and 18 assists in 52 games with Gwinnett during the 2012-13 season. Bloodoff has also appeared in 57 games with the AHL’s Portland Pirates (2011-13) totaling eight points (6g-2a). The Nelson, British Columbia native was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the sixth round (157th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.