The Florida Eels are very excited to announce the Re-Signing of 2001 veteran defenseman Trevor Voyda for the 2020-21 season. This will be Voyda’s 3rd season with the Eels and 4th in junior hockey. Trevor is a native of Naples Florida. At 6’01” 225 lbs. He for sure makes his presence felt when you are on the ice. Despite his size he has one of the fewest penalty minutes on the team. But he plays very hard. He is punishing on opponents. He uses his weight and size to his advantage. He owns the real estate in front of his goalie and is completely dominate along the defensive boards. He battles relentlessly.
Voyda is very mobile as well. He jumps in on the Eels transition game making him a consummate threat in all 3 zones. He carries the puck quite well. Has excellent speed and vision on the breakout, be a first pass or skating in transition to find open lanes. He has a very heavy shot on the offensive blue line. His cannon of release is matched with accuracy. In the 2018-19 season, at the Elite level, he scored 10 loud goals and notched 23 helpers to lead his team to Nationals in Massachusetts. Last year he moved up to the Premier level and in 41 GP he scored 4 goals and assisted on 9 others. He saw first-hand the difference where the game was so much faster. Trevor made his adjustment to the much faster Premier division mastering the task to shut down opposing attackers. He is a real student of the game and improves 1 or 2 % aspect of his game in every practice and in every game. He takes advantage of every opportunity that the Eels put forth to him. Be it to join us at the Pro-AM NHL Pre Draft, the Pro-Am Sr. Chowder Cup and the USPHL Spring and Summer Showcases. These all add up and speak volumes in his development.
Trevor started playing Juniors very young. A year before arriving at the Eels. He knows what he wants and that is to play NCAA College hockey. He doesn’t just have dreams. After all everyone has those. He has a plan and every day he executes another step to reaching his mission. He is eager to stay for extra practices, shoot 100-200 pucks per day, watching videos of teams we are going to play or videos of his previous games to improve any inequities. This is one of the hardest working players in the organization. His name rings of dedication and determination.
He is a first-class individual says GM Frank Scarpaci. Trevor is a very high character individual. He comes every day more committed than imaginable. He also plays with a high compete level and has a high hockey IQ. We are thrilled to have Trevor Voyda back next season. He echoes loud and clear he has a job to complete. Win a National Title.