The Gwinnett Gladiators announced today that they have agreed to terms with Paul Flache for the 2010-2011 season.
The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League and the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
Flache returns to Gwinnett where he skated with the Gladiators for three seasons from 2004-2007. He scored the game winning overtime goal for Gwinnett to propel the Gladiators past the Louisiana IceGators and into the Western Conference Finals in the 2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs. In three seasons with the Gladiators, Flache earned 33 points (six goals, 27 assists) in 110 career games in Gwinnett. He had five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 14 Kelly Cup Playoff games with the Gladiators.
Over the past four seasons, the Toronto, Ontario, native skated overseas with Hern EV, Regensburg EV and with the Augsburg Panthers in Germany. Flache ranked third in points with 41 (16 goals, 25 assists) last season with Hern EV in 37 games. In four seasons in Germany, Flache recorded 76 points (28 goals, 48 assists) in 141 games.