The Atlanta Gladiators acquired Mathieu Aubin from the Allen Americans in an ECHL trade on Sunday. In return, the Gladiators gave up Alex Carrier. Both Carrier and Aubin are forwards. Aubin is a center and Carrier is a right-winger.
Aubin was a fifth-round draft pick, 130th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2005 National Hockey League Entry Draft. This season he has seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points in 48 games, 12 penalty minutes and was a -4. The Gladiators become the fifth ECHL franchise he has played for. In addition to the Americans, Aubin has played for the Cincinnati Cyclones, Bakersfield Condors and Utah Grizzlies.
Carrier had three goals and seven assists for 10 points in 46 games with 88 penalty minutes and was a -1 with Atlanta in 2017-18. Interestingly, Carrier has now played with more ECHL franchises than Aubin. The Americans become Carrier's eighth ECHL franchise. In addition to the Gladiators, Carrier has played for the Trenton Titans, Elmira Jackals, Wheeling Nailers, Orlando Solar Bears, Adirondack Thunder and the Utah Grizzlies.
Carrier and Aubin also have something in common. They both played their junior career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Carrier was with the Val d'Or Foreurs and Aubin was with Lewiston Maineiacs. While with the Maineiacs in 2005-06, Aubin had a magnificent season as he led Lewiston in scoring with 47 goals, 56 assists and 103 points.