The Gwinnett Gladiators announced that forward Andy Brandt has been called up to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.
Brandt earned his first call-up of the season after he recorded 23 points (11g-12a) for the Gladiators in 43 games this season. He has a five-game point streak for Gwinnett earning seven points (4g-3a) in that span, the longest streak of the season for the forward.
Brandt was acquired from the Victoria Salmon Kings on June 14 to complete the trade that sent forward Matt Siddall to Victoria.
The Wausau, Wisc. native began his professional career in 2007 with the Gladiators. He joined Gwinnett after completing his senior season at the University of Wisconsin in 2007 and was held scoreless in 4 regular season and one Kelly Cup Playoff game with Gwinnett.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound forward, appeared in all 72 games with the Gladiators in both the 2007-08 season and the 2008-09 season with Gwinnett. He had a career year in his rookie campaign finishing with 44 points (18 goals, 26 assists) to rank second in scoring among Gwinnett rookies that season.