The Atlanta Gladiators announced today that they have obtained defenseman Corey Fienhage from the Norfolk Admirals in exchange for defenseman Cole Martin and future considerations.
Fienhage, 25, has spent the majority of the season with the Utah Grizzles of the ECHL before he was dealt to the Norfolk Admirals on February 8th for defenseman Mike Ratchuk. The native of Apple Valley, MN did not appear in any games for the Admirals after producing 13 points in 47 games in Utah. The fifth-year pro is no stranger to his new team as the defender played 97 total games in a Gladiator uniform between 2011 and 2013. A former third-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres, Fienhage posted 28 points for the Gladiator organization back in his first two seasons of professional hockey. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound veteran has skated in 296 games in pro hockey which include 27 appearances in the AHL for Portland and Rochester.
Martin, 21, competed in 19 games and amassed three points for the Gladiators after he was traded from Idaho on December, 1st for defenseman Zach Yuen. The product of the WHL's Kelowna Rockets has a total of eight points in 34 games in his rookie season with Idaho and Atlanta. The Arlington, TX native will now join the third team of his rookie campaign prior to Norfolk's next home game this Friday as the Admirals host the Reading Royals.
Fienhage has joined Atlanta in preparation for the Gladiators upcoming road trip to Central Florida this Friday and Saturday versus South Division rival, the Orlando Solar Bears.
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