DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators announced that right wing Adam Smyth has been assigned to the team from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League and that rookie defenseman Jon Awe has been called up to the AHL by the Portland Pirates.
The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Wolves of the AHL and the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League.
Signed by the Thrashers in August and in his second professional season, the 6-foot-1 and 215-pound Smyth has 11 penalty minutes in two games with the Wolves. As a rookie in 2004-05, the 22-year-old led the Gladiators with 217 penalty minutes and scored 16 points (6g-10a) in 49 regular season games and led the team with 28 penalty minutes and five points (3g-2a) in eight Kelly Cup Playoff games. He also played in the AHL with Chicago, registering two penalty minutes in three games.
In his first professional season, the 6-foot-4 and 220-pound Awe has one assist and nine penalty minutes in five games with Gwinnett. Awe played four years at Northeastern University where he had 32 points (6g-26a) and 90 penalty minutes in 111 career games.