Henry returns, Everblades add Cichy

ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Jordan Henry and forward Mike Cichy 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.

Henry, 28, returns to Southwest Florida after totaling 23 points (9g-14a) and a +9 rating in 34 games played with the Everblades last season. In addition, the 6-2, 198-pound blueliner logged an assist in 19 appearances with Syracuse.

Henry has registered 69 points (22g-47a) in 252 career AHL games in stints with Rochester, Abbottsford, Chicago, Oklahoma City and Syracuse. The Milo, Alberta native also played in 36 games in the KHL for Minsk Dynamo during the 2010-11 season.

Cichy, 24, joins the Everblades after posting eight points (2g-6a) in 34 games played at Western Michigan University last season. The 5-11, 186-pound forward posted 18 points (4g-14a) with the Broncos during the 2012-13 season. From 2009-11 Cichy played at the University of North Dakota. The New Hartford, Conn. native had a very productive career in the USHL from 2007-09 totaling 121 points (50g-71a) split between the Tri-City Storm and the Indiana Ice. Cichy was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the seventh round (199th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.