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Gladiators bring back Nell

Action photo of Chris Nell of the Atlanta Gladiators

DULUTH, Ga. - Atlanta Gladiators President Jerry James and Head Coach Jeff Pyle announced that goaltender Chris Nell has agreed to terms for the 2021-2022 season.

Nell is entering his fifth full professional season and his second with the Gladiators. The 27-year-old spent the 2020-21 campaign in the American Hockey League with the Tucson Roadrunners where he recorded a 1-2-2 record, 3.17 goals-against average, and an .887 save percentage.  

The Green Bay, Wisconsin native played in 24 games with the Gladiators in 2019-20 and posted an 11-8-3 record, 3.56 goals-against average, and an .893 save percentage. Nell also spent time with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and the Adirondack Thunder during the 2019-20 season. In 2018-19, he played with the Maine Mariners and Greenville while also seeing action in two AHL games with the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Nell turned pro with Hartford in 2017 after playing three years of at Bowling Green State University.