Florida Everblades General Manager Craig Brush, along with Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach, Brad Ralph, announced that forward John McCarron has re-signed for the 2020-21 season. McCarron will return for his fifth season with the Everblades and his sixth year as a professional.
McCarron has served as the Everblades captain for the last two seasons and ranks fifth in franchise history in goals (91), assists (125) and points (216). During this past season with Florida, McCarron racked up 12 goals and 28 assists for 40 points. The Michigan native also hit a milestone of 300 professional games played this past season.
“John is a tremendous young man. We are fortunate to have a player of his caliber and character lead our team,” said Ralph. “His work ethic and desire is contagious, not to mention his love for the game. John has built a life in Southwest Florida, and it’s been an honor to coach and watch him grow over the last four seasons. We are both hungry for a Kelly John Cup, and, together, it’s a great start to a new season.”
Over the past two seasons, McCarron was also called up twice to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League. During that time, he played in 23 games where he scored four goals along with four assists.
Prior to his professional career, McCarron played four seasons at Cornell University from 2011-15. McCarron, 28-years-old, also served as the team’s captain in his final two years. He scored 24 goals and 50 assists for 74 points in 131 games.