The Atlanta Gladiators announced Thursday that the Boston Bruins have reassigned goaltender Dan Vladar to Atlanta from the Providence Bruins of the AHL. Vladar has spent the last month on loan competing at the Under-20 World Junior Championships in Canada. In addition, the Gladiators have traded goalie Kent Patterson to the Wheeling Nailers for financial considerations.
Vladar makes his third trip to the Gladiators this season where he has managed a 1-1-0-1 record, 2.93 goals-against average, and .907 save percentage. The 19-year-old rookie returns to Atlanta from the WJC after representing his native Czech Republic with the U20 National Team. The 6-foot-5, 187-pound netminder earned a record of 0-1-1 with a goals-against average of 3.97 while making 43 saves in two contests. The Atlanta Gladiators 14th season continues at the Infinite Energy Arena TONIGHT against the Tulsa Oilers 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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