ATLANTA, Ga. – The Atlanta Thrashers announced that they have re-signed 2004 ECHL All-Star goaltender Michael Garnett and 2004 ECHL Rookie of the Year Kevin Doell (pictured).
In his first professional season in 2002-03, Garnett was 16-15-3 with a 3.41 goals against average and a .895 save percentage in 38 regular season games and 1-2 with a 4.38 goals against average and a .885 save percentage in three Kelly Cup Playoff games with Greenville of the ECHL. Garnett also appeared in two games with Chicago of the AHL where he was 0-1-0 with a goals against average of 3.64 goals against average and a save percentage of .875.
In his first professional season in 2003-04, Doell led league rookies with 33 goals and seven game-winning goals while ranking third among league rookies with 74 points in 63 games, earning him selection to the ECHL All-Rookie Team, and had seven points (1g-6a) in 13 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. He also played in the AHL with Chicago, scoring two points (1g-1a) in eight regular season games while also playing one playoff game.
In 2004-05, the 26-year-old Doell had 15 points (6g-9a) in 11 regular season games and three points (2g-1a) in eight Kelly Cup Playoff games with Gwinnett and 12 points (4g-8a) in 45 regular season games with Chicago while Garnett was 11-9-0 with one shutout, a goals-against average of 2.86 and a save percentage of .911 in 24 games with Chicago.
Selected in the third round (80th overall) by Atlanta in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Garnett was 21-10-2 with four shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.14 and a save percentage of .926 in 33 games with the Gwinnett Gladiators in 2003-04. He also played for Chicago in the AHL in 2003-04 finishing 11-9-0 with one shutout, a goals-against average of 2.86 and a save percentage of .911 in 24 games.