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Atlanta Trades for Veteran Defenseman Rawlyk

Tuesday, January 17th
Atlanta Trades for Veteran Defenseman Rawlyk

The Atlanta Gladiators announced Tuesday that the team has acquired defenseman Rory Rawlyk from the Florida Everblades in exchange for cash considerations.

Rawlyk, 33, brings 658 professional games played in the AHL, ECHL, and various European leagues to the Gladiators roster. The Edmonton, AB native has spent the majority of his 14 year pro career in the ECHL skating in 314 games with 156 points and a plus-19 rating. In addition to his regular season totals, the veteran has appeared in 59 pro playoff games amassing 25 points in those contests. So far during the 2016-17 campaign with the Everblades, the 6-foot-5, 218-pound d-man has notched two points and a plus-one rating in 14 games.

In separate transactions, the Gladiators released forward Mike Moran and defenseman Ryan Michel from their standard professional contracts. The Atlanta Gladiators 14th season continues at the Infinite Energy Arena on Saturday, January 21st against the South Carolina Stingrays at 7:05 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 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". -###-

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