Garry Nunn joins Gladiators

DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators added another piece to the offense for 2014-15 with the signing of forward Garry Nunn.

The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League and the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.

Nunn, 24, will begin his fourth season of professional hockey this year. From 2010-13, Nunn was a key offensive weapon for the Alaska Aces as they reached the playoffs three times with him on the roster. In total, Nunn tallied 129 points (44g-85a) in 214 games for the Aces, his best season coming in 2012-13, when he was second on the team in points (49) and assists (32).

Last year, the Victoria, British Columbia native played for the Valpellice Bulldogs of Italy’s top professional hockey league, Serie A. Nunn was third best on the squad with 50 points (18g-32a) in 42 games played.

From 2008-10, Nunn played in a total of 150 Western Hockey League matches for the Vancouver Giants and the Edmonton Oil Kings. His best season came in 2008-09, when he played at nearly a-point-a-game pace; 27 goals and 38 assists (65 points) in 69 regular-season games. That total was good for fifth best on the team, outpaced by future NHL players Evander Kane (96 points) and Jonathan Blum (67), and current Gladiator Casey Pierro-Zabotel (115).