The East Coast Hockey League announced their Season-Ending Rosters as submitted by each of its member teams. The Florida Everblades have twenty players listed on their Season-Ending Rosters list, one is former Vernon Vipers defenceman Rob Florentino.
After three seasons at the University of Massachusetts Florentino joined the East Coast Hockey League Las Vegas Wranglers in the 2012-13 season. Florentino has played the past three seasons in the East Coast Hockey League and Southern Professional League with four different teams (Huntsville, Reading, Elmira & Florida). In 57 games this past season with the Everblades Florentino picked up (5-goals-6-assists-11-points).
Florentino attended the 2009 Vernon Vipers Training Camp playing in a few exhibition games before being released. The Vipers with the league limit six twenty year olds at that time were forced to release Florentino who was twenty years old. Florentino later signed with the Victoria Grizzlies where he started the 2009-2010 regular season.
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Everblades Announce Season-Ending Roster
June 15, 2016
ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Wednesday their season-ending roster. The list of 20 players is comprised of eight defensemen and 12 forwards. This is the second of a three-step process in which ECHL teams use to reserve the rights to ECHL contracted players for the 2016-17 season
Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players. Season-Ending Rosters cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2015-16.
Each team is entitled to reserve rights to a maximum of eight players from the list of 20 by extending a qualifying offer no later than July 1. Of the eight qualified players, no more than four can be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the 2016-17 season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded. Teams are not required to extend a qualifying offer to players who sign a contract prior to July 1.
The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until Aug. 1 at which time the qualifying offer becomes null and void and the team may sign the qualified player to any salary or may elect to take no further action. Teams that extend a valid qualifying offer to a non-veteran player shall retain the rights to that qualified player for one playing season.
A team that extends a valid qualifying offer to a veteran player, or to a goaltender who has played more than 180 regular-season games, will retain the rights to that player until Aug. 1. After Aug. 1, if the veteran player or goaltender is not signed to a contract by the team, the veteran or goaltender shall be deemed a restricted free agent and shall be entitled to seek and secure offers of employment from other ECHL teams. Restricted free agents may not be traded. When a restricted free agent receives a contract offer from a team other than the team with the player’s rights and the restricted free agent wishes to accept the contract offer, the restricted free agent and the offering member must, within 24 hours, notify the ECHL, the team with the player’s rights and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. The member with the player’s rights shall have seven days after the date it is notified to exercise its right to match the contract offer.
If a restricted free agent is not signed to either an offer sheet or a contract by an ECHL team by Aug. 31, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.
2016-17 Season Opener!
The Everblades are already preparing for the 2016-17 season, which begins at home on October 14 & 15 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits!
To view the team’s complete schedule for the 2016-17 regular season CLICK HERE
2016-17 Season Ticket Plans Now Available: Full and flexible partial season ticket plans are currently available for the 2016-17 season. We offer several tickets packages designed to help fit your budget and schedule. For more information, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the team’s main office located at Germain Arena from Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes