Descoteaux Signs with Gladiators

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Atlanta Inks Former Gladiator and Kelly Cup Winning Defenseman

The Atlanta Gladiators announced Thursday that defenseman Nolan Descoteaux and the team have agreed to terms.

Descoteaux (pronounced DUH-coe-TOE), 26, began the current season as a member of the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL, tallying two assists in seven games in South Dakota. The second-year pro completed his first full season of professional hockey last year with the Allen Americans of the ECHL.  The Dallas, TX native skated in 58 games and amassed 16 points for the Americans, also appearing in eight playoff games for Allen en route to their first Kelly Cup championship.

No stranger to the Metro-Atlanta area, the 6-foot-0, 215-pound defenseman started his professional career in 2013-14 where he skated in 11 games for Atlanta (then Gwinnett) of the ECHL.  Descoteaux registered a goal and two assists for the Gladiators after he concluded he senior season at the NCAA’s Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T). The left-handed d-man compiled 27 points in his four collegiate seasons for the Tigers.

The Atlanta Gladiators 13th season is now underway at The Arena at Infinite Energy Center. Join the Gladiators for their next home game on Friday, November 13th at 7:35 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at http://www.atlantagladiators.com/ or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.

The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier "AA" hockey league. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Arena at Infinite Energy Center, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth – where parking is always free. The Gladiators have established an unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment and consistently ranked as one of the top “Things To Do” in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.

For all the latest team news, contests, and more visit AtlantaGladiators.com, or “like” the Gladiators on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AtlantaGladiators) follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ATLGladiators), Instagram (www.instagram.com/atlgladiators) or Snapchat (http://www.snapchat.com/) at "gladshockey".  

 

Atlanta Gladiators

The Atlanta Gladiators are a professional minor league ice hockey team based in Duluth, Georgia (in the Atlanta metropolitan area). The Gladiators play in the South Division of the ECHL's Eastern Conference. The Gladiators play their home games at the Infinite Energy Arena.

The franchise originated as the Mobile Mysticks in 1995. The team suspended operations in 2002 and moved to Duluth in 2003. They have qualified for the Kelly Cup playoffs for 9 out of their 12 seasons of play as the Gladiators. They were the South Division and American Conference champions in 2006, falling one game to four to the Alaska Aces in the finals.

On August 6, 2015, the Gladiators announced a two-year affiliation deal with the Boston Bruins and their AHL affiliate the Providence Bruins. On September 9, 2015, the Gladiators announced they were changing their name from the Gwinnett Gladiators to the Atlanta Gladiators.

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