Atlanta Assigns Stoesz To Gladiators

DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators announced that the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League have reassigned forward Myles Stoesz from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League to Gwinnett.

Selected in the seventh round (207th overall) by Atlanta in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, the 21 year old played for Gwinnett as a rookie in 2007-08 and had six points (4g-2a) and 291 penalty minutes in 64 regular season games and played one game in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Thrashers of the NHL and the Wolves of the AHL. Chicago is coached by Don Granato, who led Peoria to a 45-20-5 record and the Kelly Cup championship in 1999-2000 after two seasons as head coach and general manager for Columbus. The assistant coach for Chicago is former ECHL player and coach Jason Christie, who was the Most Valuable Player of the Kelly Cup Playoffs in 2000 and head coach of Utah from 2005-08 and Peoria from 2000-05.

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