Wayne State senior defensemen Steve Kovalchik and Greg Poupard signed professional contracts today with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.
Both players are expected to be in the lineup this evening when the Everblades host the Columbia Inferno. Florida has road games this Friday and Saturday at the Augusta Lynx.
Kovalchik (left) earned Second Team All-CHA honors for 2005-06 after finishing second in overall scoring among league blueliners with 21 points. His 19 assists are tied-for-first among CHA defensemen. Kovalchik equaled the school record for career games played (141) last Friday in WSU's playoff loss to Alabama-Huntsville.
Poupard (right) served as co-captain his final two years in the Green and Gold. His 24 career points ranks seventh all-time at WSU for defensemen. His 133 career games played is seventh all-time while his 166 penalty minutes also ranks seventh.
Florida Everblades release.
Photos by Mark Hicks/WestSide Photo.