Gladiators Acquire Fuller from Augusta
The Gwinnett Gladiators announced today that they have traded forward Bryan Esner to the Augusta Lynx in exchange for forward Travis Fuller. Fuller comes to Gwinnett after splitting time between Cincinnati and Augusta last season, playing in a combined 59 games between the two teams, scoring 20 goals, 16 assists, and adding 47 penalty minutes. He also played in 5 playoff games with Augusta scoring 2 goals and 1 assist.
The Whitney, Ontario native played junior hockey in the OHL with the Barrie Colts and Mississauga IceDogs before beginning his professional career in the 2007-08 season.
Fuller tallied 2 goals and 6 assists this season in 16 games with Augusta.
Esner, who came to Gwinnett in a trade earlier this season involving goaltender Craig Kowalski, played in 16 games for the Gladiators, scoring 3 goals and 6 assists.
Began in 1988-89 with five teams playing in four states, the Premier 'AA' Hockey League has grown into a coast-to-coast league that will have 23 teams in 16 states and British Columbia playing 864 games from Oct. 17, 2008 to Apr. 4, 2009. Eighteen of the 23 teams have played at least five years in their current city.
The third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League, the ECHL averaged 4,174 per game last season, marking the fourth year in row and the 16th time in the last 18 years that the league has averaged over 4,000 fans. The league has drawn over four million fans each of the last five years and 11 times in the past 12 seasons.
The Gwinnett Gladiators open their sixth season as a proud member of the ECHL in October of 2008 - season ticket packages are on sale now. In addition, the Gladiators offer several unique multi-game ticket packages as well as discounted group rates, suite rentals, and birthday parties. For more information call 770-497-5100 or log on to gwinnettgladiators.com.
The Gladiators are the AA affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers and play all home games at the spectacular 11,355-seat Arena at Gwinnett Center, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, where parking is always free.
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