The Atlanta Gladiators signed left winger Darby Llewellyn on Monday. Llewellyn played the last five seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. Undrafted in the National Hockey League, Llewellyn has a great chance to impress the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League as the Gladiators are their ECHL affiliate.
Last season in Kitchener, Llewellyn had 23 goals and 20 assists for 43 points in 59 games. He had 61 penalty minutes and was a +8. In five playoff games, Llewellyn had two assists in five games and had eight penalty minutes. In his last two seasons with the Rangers, Llewellyn was Kitchener's alternate captain.
Darby Llewellyn is the younger brother of former Gwinnett Gladiators defenseman Tristin Llewellyn. Tristan played two seasons for the Gladiators in 2012-13 and then again in 2014-15. In 59 games with Gwinnett, Tristan had five goals and 12 assists for 17 points. He was also a -6 with 87 penalty minutes. Tristan also played three ECHL postseason games for the Gladiators in the 2013 Kelly Cup playoffs. He had two assists for two points with two penalty minutes.
The Atlanta Gladiators begin their 2017-18 ECHL regular season on Fri., Oct. 20 against the Florida Everblades. For tickets, please click here.