Leigh Salters, known for his toughness, will return for a second season with the Florida Everblades after agreeing to contract terms with the team Wednesday.
Salters, 23, posted a career-best 25 points (14g, 11a), along with 110 penalty minutes in 44 appearances last season. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound winger also tallied four goals and 29 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games, and was a key contributor to the team's first Kelly Cup Championship last spring.
"Leigh is a big, physical forward who helped us offensively and on the forecheck last season," said Everblades coach Greg Poss. "He has good skill and adds toughness to our lineup. I am pleased to have him back again with us for the upcoming year."
In his first season with the Blades, Salters quickly became one of the toughest players in the ECHL. In addition, he was the recipient of the team's Piper Buckley Community Service Award, for his contributions and service to the communities of Southwest Florida.
The Everblades begin their 15th anniversary season at Germain Arena on Oct. 12 when they host the Orlando Solar Bears.