DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators announced that the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League have reassigned rookie right wing Matt Siddall from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League to Gwinnett.
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.
Selected in the ninth round (270th overall) by Atlanta in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 24-year-old Siddall has four penalty minutes in eight games with the Wolves and 13 points (4g-9a) and 72 penalty minutes in 14 games for Gwinnett.