The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL have signed left winger Taylor Stefishen on Tuesday. A former draft pick of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League, Stefishen played four games this season with the Edinburgh Capitals of the British Elite Ice Hockey League. He recorded one assist for one point.
Stefishen has a wealth of hockey experience playing at the university level. He played two seasons at Ohio State University and three years with the University of Calgary in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
Stefishen was drafted after his second year with the Langley Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League. In 2007-2008, he had 33 goals and 48 assists for 81 points in only 57 games. Stefishen went on to play for the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League, the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL, the Texas Stars and Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League, Vipiteno of the Italy Serie A and Dijon of the French Hockey League. Last year in Dijon, Stefishen led Dijon with 23 assists and 35 points.
The Gladiators have back to back games this weekend against the Kansas City Mavericks at the Infinite Energy Arena. They play the Mavericks on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET (tickets) and Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. ET (tickets).