The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL signed goaltender Ed Minney on Tuesday. At 22 years of age, Minney has brief ECHL experience as he played one game last season with the Indy Fuel, where he gave up one goal in one period of action and had nine saves on 10 shot attempts with a goals against average of 3.00.
Prior to his time with the Fuel in 2017-18, Minney played three seasons for Michigan State University. While playing in the Big 10 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Minney had a record of 5-18-4 and one shutout with a rather poor goal against average of 3.73. Minney's goals against average increased during his time with the Spartans from 3.34 in 2015-16 to 4.43 in 2017-18.
Minney also played for the United States National Development Team in the United States Hockey League, and the United States National Under-17 Team and the United States National Under-18 team. While with the United States Under-18 team, Minney helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2014 World U-18 Hockey Championships in Lappeenranta and Imatra, Finland. Minney played one game for the Americans and made eight saves in a 7-0 win over Denmark.
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