Gladiators agree to terms with Frazee, McEachen

DULUTH, Ga. – Forward Thomas Frazee and defenseman Patrick McEachen have agreed to terms with the Atlanta Gladiators for the 2016-17 season.

The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Boston Bruins and the American Hockey League’s Providence Bruins.

Frazee, 26, returns to the Gladiators for his second season with the team. Appearing in 71 games with Atlanta in 2015-16, the North Vancouver, British Columbia native ranked second on the team with 47 points (16g-31a). Prior to joining the Gladiators last season, Frazee spent time with the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers during the 2014-15 season.

McEachen returns to the Gladiators’ lineup after joining the team in February 2015 via trade with the Florida Everblades. The Stouffville, Ontario native appeared in 10 contests with Atlanta, earning two points and eight penalty minutes. The 25-year-old spent last season in Europe with Rapaces de Gap of the Ligue Magnus. In 24 games played in France, McEachen notched 14 points (2g-12a).