Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jackals Trade Former Viper Florentino To Everblades:

The East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Elmira Jackals have traded former Vernon Vipers defenceman Rob Florentino to the Florida Everblades.

The Jackals signed Florentino to a try-out contract on October 15th 2014.  In 18 games this season with Elmira Florentino recorded two goals.  In 34 games this season with Florida Florentino has (4-goals-4-assists-8-points).

Florentino started last season (2013-14) with the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) Huntsville Havoc. In 14 games with Huntsville Florentino collected (5-goals-9-assists-14-points). Florentino was loaned to the ECHL Reading Royals before signing with Reading on December 6th 2013.  Florentino played in just 9 games with the Royals picking up two assists, was released on March 19th 2014. 

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.

Rob Florentino's Player Profile:

This was posted on the Jackals website:

Jackals Send Florentino To Florida

DULUTH, GA - January 3, 2015 - The Elmira Jackals, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and AHL's Rochester Americans, announced today that they have traded defenseman Rob Florentino to the Florida Everblades to complete the future considerations from the October 15th trade, which sent Kevin Hart from Florida to Elmira.

Florentino, 25, skated in 18 games with the Jackals this season as a forward and defenseman, notching two goals and 35 penalty minutes. In 38 career ECHL games with Elmira, Reading and Las Vegas, Florentino has recorded four points and 54 penalty minutes.

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