Atlanta Gladiators sign Austin McKay

The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL signed forward Austin McKay on Thursday. McKay played 61 regular season games in the ECHL in 2017-18 with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and had 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points with 40 penalty minutes and was a -37. 

A forward, McKay is 27 years old. Known for his size, he is 6'5" and 220 pounds. 

McKay is actually returning to the Gladiators. He played for Atlanta in the 2016-17 ECHL regular season. In three games, McKay had one assist for one point. 

McKay has played for two other ECHL franchises. In 2015-16, he was with the Brampton Beast and in 2016-17, McKay was with the Rapid City Rush. 

As a professional, McKay has also played for the Pensacola Ice Flyers and Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League. Prior to turning professional, he played for the Upper Canada Hockey Club and North York Rangers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. McKay then went on to play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association with the Lake Superior State University Lakers for four seasons from 2012 to 2016. While with the Lakers, he was on the 2015-16 NCAA All-Academic Team. 

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