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Koper back with Everblades

Tuesday, July 26th
Action photo of Levko Koper of the Florida Everblades

ESTERO, Fla. - Florida Everblades General Manager Craig Brush, along with Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach Brad Ralph, announced they have agreed to terms with forward Levko Koper to return for the 2022-23 season. Koper will be entering his fifth season with the Blades.Koper, 31, totaled 12 goals and a career-high 29 assists in 57 games during the 2021-22 campaign. Koper tied for fourth in two-point games for the Everblades with eight. In the 2022 Kelly Cup playoffs, Koper played in all 20 games, where he tallied 11 points (5g-6a).The Edmonton, Alberta native first skated with Flrorida during the 2016-17 season, where he tallied 10 points (4g-6a) in the playoffs. He spent the 2017-18 season with the Straubing Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Koper played for HC Innsbruck and HC Banska Bystrica of the Evesham Ball Hockey League and Slovakia, respectively, during the 2018-19 season. Koper returned to the Everblades for the 2019-20 season.Koper became a key asset to the team in 2019, posting 33 points (10g-23a) in 43 games. In addition, he achieved a career-high 14 goals and 18 assists in 63 games in 2020-21. In the 2021 Kelly Cup Playoffs, Koper scored five goals in five games.Before going pro, Koper attended the University of Alberta from 2011-16. Koper completed his collegiate career scoring over 25 points in all five seasons. The Golden Bears won the Canada West conference title in 2012-13, and 2014-15. During his tenure with the Golden Bears, Koper captured back-to-back USports championships in 2014 and 2015. In 140 regular season games, Koper finished with 51 goals and 88 assists. He ended his collegiate playoff career with seven goals and eight assists in 19 games. 

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