ESTERO The Florida Everblades announced Monday that goaltender Pat Nagle and forward Alex Hutchings have been reassigned to Florida from their American Hockey League affiliate the Syracuse Crunch.
Nagle, 25, has posted a 13-8-3 record this season with the Everblades this season, while recording a 3.10 GAA and a .902 save percentage. Nagle stopped 10 of 11 shots faced in his AHL debut in a relief effort on March 6 at Toronto.
The 6-1, 180-pound goaltender appeared in 39 games last season with Florida, earning a record of 20-14-3, with a 2.87 goals against average, and a .905 save percentage. The Bloomfield, Mich., native appeared in six playoff games recording a 1.42 goals against average, and a .941 save percentage to help lead the 'Blades to a 2012 Kelly Cup Championship last spring.
Hutchings, 22, returns to the 'Blades having posted four points (2g, 2a) in 12 games played with the Crunch this season. In 37 appearances with the Everblades this season, Hutchings has totaled 32 points (13g, 19a). Hutchings registered his second career hat trick back on November 9.
The 5-10, 184-lb, earned five points (2g, 3a) in 13 games played last season with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL. The Burlington, Ontario native was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.