The Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League announced that they have agreed to terms with former ECHL forwards Eric Boulton and Cory Larose.
The Gwinnett Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Thrashers of the NHL and the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
The 29-year-old Boulton set career highs with four goals and nine points while ranking third on the Thrashers with 87 penalty minutes in 2005-06. He has 26 points (10g-16a) and 598 penalty minutes in 223 NHL games with Buffalo and Atlanta.
Boulton played for Columbia during the NHL Lockout in 2004-05 and had 39 points (23g-16a) and 124 penalty minutes in 48 regular season games and five points (2g-3a) and eight penalty minutes in four games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the Inferno.
Selected by the New York Rangers in the ninth round (234th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Boulton began his professional career in 1996-97 with Charlotte and had 25 points (11g-14a) and 325 penalty minutes in 44 regular season games and one assist in three games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
He returned to Charlotte in 1997-98 and had 27 points (11g-16a) and 202 penalty minutes in 53 regular season games and one goal in four games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
The 31-year-old Larose had 31 points (17g-14a) in 42 games with Langnau of the Swiss National League in 2005-06.
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota on May 10, 2000, Larose had 53 points (21g-32a) in 63 regular season games and four points (2g-2a) in five games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the Jackson Bandits in 2000-01.