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GENERALS PICK UP A PAIR OF EVERBLADES
14 September, 2001
HARMER SENT TO FLORIDA FOR COPLEY AND METCALFE
Greensboro, NC - The Greensboro Generals of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) have made a three- player trade with the Florida Everblades. The Generals picked up right wing Randy Copley (COPE-lee) and defenseman Jason Metcalfe from the Everblades in exchange for defenseman Duane Harmer. Neither Copley nor Metcalfe have signed a contract with the Generals to this point.
Copley, 21, recorded a sensational rookie season last year, notching 22 goals and 18 assists for 40 points in 69 games with Florida. He also dished out an assist in three games with the Manitoba Moose of the now defunct International Hockey League. Standing at 6'2" and 215 pounds, Copley was a second round pick of the New York Rangers in the 1998 National Hockey League draft.
Metcalfe, 6'1" and 205 pounds, is also entering his second full season as a pro. He split his rookie season with the Everblades and Mobile Mysticks, scoring one goal and seven assists with 145 penalty minutes in 72 games. Just 23 years old, Metcalfe was also drafted in 1998, in the ninth round by the Vancouver Canucks.
"Randy is going to provide us with tremendous size and speed up the wing, and he definitely knows how to finish," says Generals head coach Graeme Townshend. "Jason is a classic stay at home defenseman who likes to rough things up a little. Both these players should really add to the depth we have at both positions."
Harmer played in 39 games for the Generals last season. He finished with three goals and 21 assists for 24 points.