Southorn Comes South to Gwinnett
DULUTH, Ga. - The Gwinnett Gladiators received defenseman Jordon Southorn from their AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, on Tuesday.
Southorn, 24, played in one game with the Pirates at the end of last season - picking up two assists in that game - and added on two more this season. Last season in 53 games for the Fort Wayne Komets, Southorn collected 12 goals and 20 assists before being loaned to the Pirates on March 12th.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound defenseman was drafted in the fourth round (104th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Since then, he has played in 205 regular season ECHL games with 100 points to his name (32g, 68a) and a +28 rating.
The Montreal, Quebec native was also drafted 17th overall in the 2006 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Prince Edward Island Rocket, and played a full four seasons with them. In 258 regular season games, he scored 105 points (27g, 78a).
Southorn will join the squad just in time for the team's Wednesday home game against the Orlando Solar Bears at 7:05 p.m. It will be Student Night at The Arena at Gwinnett Center; college students can purchase special priced student level tickets with a valid, current student ID.
For tickets and schedule information, visit the official team website at www.gwinnettgladiators.com or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.
The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation's premier "AA" hockey league, and are affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Arena at Gwinnett Center, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth - where parking is always free.
As Atlanta's "One and Only" professional hockey team, the Gladiators have established an extraordinary winning tradition and unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment. The Gladiators are consistently ranked as one of the top "Things To Do" in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.
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