Atlanta Gladiators sign defenseman Kevin Montgomery
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The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL signed Kevin Montgomery to a contract on Tuesday. Montgomery spent the 2017-18 playing professionally in Denmark. 

While in Denmark, Montgomery played 44 regular season games with Rodovre Mighty Bulls. He had six goals and 19 assists for 25 points with 27 penalty minutes and was a +7. In addition to playing in Denmark, Montgomery has played professionally in the European nations of Slovakia, Italy and Austria. 

Montgomery was drafted in the fourth round, 110th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Prior to playing professionally, he spent one year with Ohio State University and then three seasons with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. 

The Gladiators are the second ECHL team that Montgomery has been a part of. In 2015-16, Montgomery played 35 games with the Florida Everblades. He had four goals and 13 assists for 17 points, 10 penalty minutes and was a -3. 

Montgomery also has a wealth of hockey experience in the American Hockey League. He spent four seasons with the Lake Erie Monsters and two seasons with the Oklahoma City Barons. 

In other Gladiators news, the team has announced they have renamed their foundation from the Gladiators Kids Foundation to the Atlanta Gladiators Foundation. The foundation has raised $432,000 since 2004. 

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