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Everblades add Sorensen, van Riemsdyk

Tuesday, August 16th
Everblades add Sorensen, van Riemsdyk

ESTERO, Fla. - Florida Everblades General Manager Craig Brush, along with Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach Brad Ralph, announced signing of defenseman Hank Sorensen and forward Brendan van Riemsdyk for the 2022-23 season.

Sorensen, 24, joins the Everblades after playing in seven games with the South Carolina Stingrays last season, recording one assist and 16 penalty minutes.

The Wayzata, Minnesota native played two seasons of collegiate hockey at Northern Michigan University, tallying 16 points (4g-12a) in 52 games for the Wildcats across the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

Prior to his collegiate career, Sorensen played for the Waterloo Black Hawks in the United States Hockey League from 2016-19. Sorensen tallied 82 points (17g-65a) in 151 regular-season games with the Black Hawks. 

Van Riemsdyk, 26, comes to the Everblades after spending the 2021-22 season with the Reading Royals and the Wichita Thunder. After appearing in one game with the Royals, the Middletown, New Jersey native collected 12 points (6g-6a) in 36 games with the Thunder. In his first professional season in 2020-21, van Riemsdyk posted 11 points (5g-6a) in 16 games with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Prior to turning pro, Van Riemsdyk completed a four-year collegiate career at the University of New Hampshire (2016-19) and Northeastern University (2019-20). At UNH, van Riemsdyk tallied 44 points (20g-24a) in 111 games. During his one season at Northeastern, he recorded six points (2g-4a) in 33 games.

He is the younger brother of Philadelphia Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk and Washington Capitals defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk.

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