ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades announced that rookie left wing David Brine and defenseman Jeremy Swanson have 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 sixth round (169th overall) by the Panthers in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old Swanson had four points (1g-3a) and 12 penalty minutes in 14 games with the Everblades in 2005-06 while also playing in the AHL for Rochester where he had 23 penalty minutes in 11 games.
The 21-year-old Brine played the last three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he had 198 points (70g-128a) and 136 penalty minutes in 207 regular season games and 13 points (6g-7a) and eight penalty minutes in 13 playoff games with Halifax from 2003-06. The 6-foot and 196-pound Brine signed with Manitoba of the AHL after completing his QMJHL season in 2005-06 and had one assist in nine playoff games for the Moose.