Duluth, GA – The Atlanta Gladiators have traded defenseman John Furgele (Fur-Gel-EE) to the Kansas City Mavericks, for future considerations. John was originally acquired by Atlanta late last season in a trade that brought him to the Glads from the Maine Mariners. Furgele, who began last year in the North Division of the Eastern Conference, ended up in the South Division, now finds himself in the Western Conference’s Mountain Division in just under a year in his first season in the ECHL.
John played his college hockey for the University of New Hampshire for two seasons. In two years, beginning in 2014-15, he scored three goals, with 20 assists, for 23 points in 73 career games with the Wildcats. He then sat out a year transferring to Quinnipiac University and scored one goal, with 13 assists, totaling 14 points in 38 games during his one season in 2017-18, while with the Bobcats.
Last season, his first as a pro, Furgele scored 8 goals, had 13 assists, for 21 points in 51 games for the Mariners. Furgele then came to the Gladiators in a late season trade. He played in 15 games with no goals and three assists, as he tried to help Atlanta get into the playoffs, who fell short on the final day of the regular season.
The Atlanta Gladiators open the 2019-20 season home schedule on October 18th and 19th at the Infinite Energy Arena. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting the team’s website at www.atlantagladiators.com or by calling the front office at (770) 497- 5100.
The Atlanta Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier "AA" hockey league and are the Affiliate of the Eastern Conference Champion Boston Bruins. All home games are played at the 9,119-seat Infinite Energy Arena, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The Gladiators have established an unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for fun, friendly, family affordable entertainment and are consistently ranked as one of the best “Things to Do” in the Atlanta Metropolitan area and across the North Georgia region.