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Trio of Moves Solidify Roster

Tuesday, December 1st
Trio of Moves Solidify Roster

The Atlanta Gladiators announced Tuesday that they have added defenseman Matt Register to the active roster, traded Zach Yuen to the Idaho Steelheads in exchange for rookie defenseman Cole Martin, and acquired forward Patrick D’Amico from the Colorado Eagles.The Gladiators Add Matt Register to Active RosterRegister, 26, had his rights acquired by the Gladiators earlier this summer to complete the trade deadline deal that sent Garry Nunn to the Ontario Reign in March of 2015. The Calgary, Alberta native has been inactive this season after signing with Atlanta on September 23rd due to immigration issues that did not allow him to work in the United States. Before joining the Gladiators, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defenseman spent the last three seasons with the Reign in which he registered 32 goals and 75 assists in 144 games played in Southern California. During his tenure in Ontario, Register was named to the All-ECHL First Team in 2014 and 2015 along with being awarded the ECHL Defenseman of the Year honors in 2014. The fifth year pro was second on the team in playoff scoring with 18 points in 19 post-season contests last season in the Reigns run to the Western Conference Finals. Register also skated in six AHL games for the Chicago Wolves in 2014-15 posting four assists. Atlanta Swaps Defensemen with Idaho, Sending Zach Yuen to Steelheads for Rookie Cole MartinMartin, 21, skated in 15 games for the Steelheads this season where the rookie notched three goals and two assists for five points. Prior to beginning his professional career this year, the 6-foot, 170-pound defenseman played 280 games over four seasons for the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL).In his final season with the Rockets, the Arlington, TX native ranked third among the teams defensemen with 29 points and earned a WHL leading plus/minus rating of plus-61. In Martins last three years in Kelowna he registered 96 points and a plus-163 rating combined between the regular season and playoffs. Yuen, 22, appeared in 17 games for Atlanta this season. The Vancouver, BC native ranked second on the team in points by a defenseman with eight and complied a minus-2 rating. The third year pro played a grand total of 52 games and tallied 24 points for the Gladiators dating back to last season. Gladiators Acquire Forward Patrick D’Amico from the Colorado Eagles for Cash ConsiderationsDAmico, 21 and in his first season of professional hockey, has played in 17 games for Colorado and amassed 4 points. The Winnipeg, MB native was a member of the WHLs Regina Pats over the last three seasons. The 6-foot, 210-pound forward posted 75 points in 160 games played in his time in a Pats jersey.All three new additions to Atlantas roster are set to join the Gladiators immediately in preparation for this weekends games on the road in Orlando, FL vs. the Solar Bears on Saturday and Sunday. The Atlanta Gladiators 13th season is now underway at the Infinite Energy Arena. Join the Gladiators for their next home game on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:35 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at www.atlantagladiators.com or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nations 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 (www.facebook.com/AtlantaGladiators), follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ATLGladiators), Instagram (www.instagram.com/atlgladiators) or Snapchat (www.snapchat.com) at gladshockey . -###-

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