Gladiator Sign Rookie Goaltender Effinger

DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators announced that they have signed rookie goaltender Charlie Effinger.

The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League and the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. Chicago is coached by Don Granato, who led Peoria to a 45-20-5 record and the Kelly Cup championship in 1999-2000 after two seasons as head coach and general manager for Columbus.

The 22 year old has played the last four seasons at the Miami (Ohio) University where he was 32-12-4 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.35 and a save percentage of .912 in 53 games.

Team Press Release