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Goodjohn Named ECHL Sportsman of the Year

April 11, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) - Atlanta Gladiators News Release

The ECHL announced today that Gladiators forward Kris Goodjohn has been named the 2004-05 ECHL Sportsman of the Year by a vote of ECHL coaches.

The award is presented annually to the player who is judged to have exhibited the best sportsmanship combined with a high standard of playing ability.

In his second professional season, Goodjohn currently has just 20 penalty minutes on the year and leads the Gladiators in scoring with 69 points this season. His 48 assists on the season rank 6th in the ECHL while he is one of 4 scorers on the Gladiators with 20 or more goals on the year.

Goodjohn holds the ECHL record for most consecutive games with at least one assists in 8 straight games from November 17th thru December 5th. He finished the streak with 2 goals and 12 assists for 14 points. Goodjohn has 17 multiple point games this season and has posted 3 or more assists in 4 games this season for Gwinnett.

As a rookie in 2003-04, Goodjohn scored 56 points off of 19 goals and 37 assists in 71 regular season games and tied for the team lead with 12 points on 5 goals and 7 assists in 13 Kelly Cup Playoff Games. Goodjohn recorded 34 goals and 58 assists for 91 points in four collegiate seasons with Union College.

The Central Division Champion Gwinnett Gladiators continue their second season on the road on April 9th against the Augusta Lynx at 7:35 p.m. The Gladiators offer several ticket packages for different needs as well as group outings, suites and birthday parties. For more information call 770-497-5100 or log on to

The Gladiators play all 36 home games at the Arena at Gwinnett Center located on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth and are the AA affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers.

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