DULUTH, Ga. - Atlanta Gladiators President Jerry James and Head Coach Jeff Pyle announced that forward Matt Wedman has agreed to terms for the 2021-22 season.
Wedman enters his second professional season and his first with the Gladiators. The 22-year-old posted eight points (4g-4a) as a rookie with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in 2020-21.
Prior to his final year of junior hockey, Wedman was selected by the Florida Panthers in the seventh round (199th overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The Edmonton, Alberta native registered 53 points (23g-30a) the following season with the Seattle Thunderbirds and the Kelowna Rockets in the Western Hockey League.
Wedman finished his junior career after five seasons in the WHL, primarily with Seattle. As a 19-year-old with the Thunderbirds in the 2018-19 season, the forward averaged over a point per game behind 40 goals and 37 helpers in 66 contests. Wedman’s play that season earned him a WHL Second Team All-Star selection.