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Defenseman Vannelli Assigned to Atlanta

Friday, January 13th
Defenseman Vannelli Assigned to Atlanta

Defenseman Tommy Vannelli has been assigned to the Atlanta Gladiators from the AHL's Chicago Wolves by the NHL's St. Louis Blues, the team announced Friday.

Vannelli, 21, will continue his rookie professional season with the Gladiators after collecting two assists in 11 games for the ECHL's Missouri Mavericks. The former 2nd Round pick (47th overall) of the St. Louis Blues in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft earned his high draft selection after registering 76 points in 104 WHL games for the Medicine Hat Tigers over two years. The Minnetonka, MN native has seven games of AHL experience recording one assist during the 2015-16 campaign. The Atlanta Gladiators 14th season continues at the Infinite Energy Arena on Saturday, January 14th against the Cincinnati Cyclones 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". -###-

PHOTO: Scott Rovak / St Louis Blues

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