Forward Matt Vidal and defenseman Jacob Bolton have signed standard professional contracts with the Atlanta Gladiators, the team announced today. Bolton, 24, Just completed a four-year NCAA career at Holy Cross College this past weekend. The 6-foot-2, 212-pound defenseman set career highs this season in assists with 17 and a plus/minus rating of +17 to go along with 18 overall points in his senior year. In 145 career games for the Crusaders, the Ellington, CT native amassed 54 total points. The former Holy Cross alternate captain's best season came his junior year of 2014-15 where the defender lead the team's defensemen in goals (7), assists (12) and points (19).Vidal, 24, also concluded a full four-year stint with Holy Cross College where he earned 60 points in 136 games. The Manorville, NY product appeared in a career high 36 games this year and produced three goals and 14 assists during his senior season. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound forward served as team captain after being named to the honor for his junior and senior seasons. Both Bolton and Vidal have joined the Gladiators in preparation for this weekend's three games Friday through Sunday. The Atlanta Gladiators 13th season is ongoing at the Infinite Energy Arena. Join the Gladiators for their next home game on Saturday, March 19th 2016 at 7:05 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at www.atlantagladiators.com or call the main office line at 70-497-5100.The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation's premier AA hockey league. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Infinite Energy Arena, 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 . -###-PHOTOS: Mark Seliger Photography / www.goholycross.com
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