Gladiators Announce Player Moves

The Atlanta Gladiators announce several player Moves

Opening week of the 2019 ECHL Season and the Atlanta Gladiators are still making a roster to win the Cup. The team announced several moves. Carl Persson Heads to Milwaukee, Miroslav Svoboda summoned by NHL’s Predators and several others.

The Atlanta Gladiators announced on Saturday the Milwaukee Admirals have recalled forward Tyler Moy from his loan and defender Joel Messner has been reassigned to the Providence Bruins. In addition, goalie Ian Sylves has been singed to an SPC by the Gladiators.

Moy, 23, returns to the AHL after the Harvard product collected a multi-point night (1g, 1a) in the Gladiators season opening victory over Orlando. The La Jolla, CA native has skated in 75 career AHL games all with Milwaukee.

Messner, 24, is en route to Providence to join the P-Bruins looking to make his AHL debut. The former University of Nebraska-Omaha captain is two games into his pro career and has posted one goal with Atlanta.

Sylves, 24, signs with the Gladiators from the SPHL’s Evansville Thunderbolts. The Sloan, NY native went 3-1-1 with a G.A.A. of 2.76 and .916 save percentage with Evansville at the end of last season after finishing his senior season at SUNY-Buffalo State. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound goalie posted a 15-6-3 record, 2.01 goals-against average and .928 save percentage with the Bengals during his final campaign.

Svoboda, 23, heads straight to the National Hockey League after going 2-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and .946 save percentage with Atlanta. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound goalie ranks in the top five in the ECHL in all the major goaltending categories. The Czech Republic native signed with the Predators in the off-season after playing the previous few years in the top Czech league and is expected to backup Juuse Saros tonight in Edmonton against the Oilers.

Persson, 23, returns to the Admirals where he spent a majority of training camp. In two games with the Glads, the Kristianstad, SWE native posted one assist and a plus-one rating. The first-year pro in North American hockey, spent the last several seasons playing in the top leagues in Sweden before he signed with the Nashville Predators in the summer.

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