Pierog, 24, played 41 games for the Atlanta Gladiators in the 2017-18 campaign, picking up 15 points (7g-8a). His addition to the Gladiators lineup came after he began the season with the Macon Mayhem of the Southern Professional Hockey League. In 23 games, Pierog netted 22 points (7g-15a).
Previously, Pierog played two seasons for the Mayhem and was a key offensive contributor. As a rookie, he tallied 12 points (7g-5a) in 28 games. The following season, he signed with the Mayhem and ranked fourth on the club in scoring with 41 points and led the team with 29 assists. Pierog helped the Mayhem to a 2016 Presidents Cup title with four goals in the playoffs.
The Guelph, Ontario native broke onto the pro scene in 2015 after four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. Pierog began his major junior trek with the Peterborough Petes for parts of three seasons. The alternate captain was then traded to his hometown Guelph Storm before wrapping up his time in the OHL with the Sarnia Sting. Pierog totaled 117 points (56g-61a) in 263 games from 2011-15.