Gladiators acquire Timberlake, Jackson and Jarosz from Reading

The Gwinnett Gladiators have acquired forward Devin Timberlake, defenseman Dallas Jackson, and goaltender Bobby Jarosz from the Reading Royals in exchange for defenseman Sam Roberts.


Timberlake, 25, has seven goals and seven assists in 35 games during his rookie season this year with the Royals. He was also held pointless in two AHL games with the Providence Bruins. The Port Alberni, BC native scored two goals in six games with Providence last season after he finished his four-year career at Brown University.


While at Brown, Timberlake scored 19 goals and assisted on 42 more in 110 career games. He was a team captain his final two seasons and was a co-recipient of the Patrick S. Jones Memorial Trophy for his drive and enthusiasm during his senior year.


Jackson, 21, earned two goals and seven assists in 30 games with Reading this season. A rookie out of Edson, Alberta, Jackson spent his last five seasons in the WHL where he amassed 30 goals, 70 assists and 173 penalty minutes in 174 games. In the 2009-2010 season, he led defensemen with the Prince George Cougars in goals with 11, assists with 18 and points with 29.


Jarosz, 23, played in just one game for the Royals after he was acquired in a trade with the South Carolina Stingrays on February 19th. He stopped 32 of 35 shots for Reading in a win against Trenton on Feb. 23. The Crystal Lake, Illinois native also spent time with AHL Hershey and the Arizona Sundogs of the CHL this season.  He made one start with the Wheeling Nailers in the 2009-2010 season. Jarosz played college hockey at Michigan State where he won a National Championship in 2007.


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