DULUTH, Ga. - Atlanta Gladiators President Jerry James and Head Coach Jeff Pyle announced that defensemen Dalton and Josh Thrower have agreed to terms for the 2021-22 season.
Dalton is two years older than Josh, and this season will be the third campaign in which the pair has played together. The brothers played together during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons with the Allen Americans.
Dalton, 27, enters his seventh professional season and his first with the Gladiators. He last played with Boras HC in the Swedish league Hockeyettan in 2020-21 with Boras HC where he netted one goal in six regular-season games and then added two assists and 50 penalty minutes in four postseason games. Dalton’s last full campaign came in the 2019-20 season with the Jacksonville Icemen when he posted eight points (3g-5a) and 73 penalty minutes in 35 games. Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round (51st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the older Thrower brother has played three seasons with the Brampton Beast and two with Allen. In the 2015-16 season, he skated in nine contests with the American Hockey League’s St. John’s IceCaps.
Josh, 25, begins his fifth pro season and his second with Atlanta. During the 2020-21 campaign, he played in 32 contests with the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Knoxville Ice Bears and registered six point (1g-5a) and 53 penalty minutes. Josh previously skated in 38 games with the Gladiators during the 2019-20 season and posted four points (2g-2a) and 44 penalty minutes. Prior to signing with Atlanta, Josh played two seasons with Allen where he had 12 points (1g-11a) in 106 total games.