Gladiators’ Lee heads to NHL

DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators announced that goaltender Mike Lee has been recalled to the National Hockey League’s Arizona Coyotes.

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

Lee has played in five games for the Gladiators in this season with a 1-3-1 record, a 2.98 goals-against average and an .897 save percentage.

The native of Roseau, Minn. was selected by the Coyotes in the third round (91st overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to this season, Lee played in 29 games for the Gladiators since 2012, totaling a 15-12-1 record, a 2.30 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. He has also played in 21 AHL games for the Pirates across that same time span.

Lee will be in uniform tonight for the Coyotes when they host the Calgary Flames at Gila River Arena.