Gladiators bolster offense with acquisition of Embach

DULUTH, Ga. – The
Gwinnett Gladiators acquired forward Mike Embach from the Cincinnati Cyclones in exchange for future considerations.

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

Embach, 25, had two assists in five games during the 2013-14 campaign for Cincinnati. Last season, he scored 34 points (18g-16a) in 55 games with the Cyclones, while also picking up an assist in two games with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League.

The third-year pro stepped up for the Cyclones in the 2013 Kelly Cup Playoffs during their run to the Eastern Conference Finals, leading the team with 17 points (5g-12a) in 17 games. The Orland Park, Ill. native scored three game-winning goals in the postseason, including the deciding goal in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Gwinnett.

In 132 career ECHL games so far between Cincinnati and the defunct Chicago Express Embach has 31 goals and 31 assists. He also has 132 NCAA games under his belt at Ferris State University.