The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL signed right winger Nolan LaPorte to a contract on Thursday. LaPorte has ECHL experience as he played in 2016-17 with the Quad City Mallards and in 2017-18 with the Florida Everblades.
Last season with the Everblades, LaPorte had four goals and seven assists for 11 points in 22 regular season games. He had 31 penalty minutes and was a +5. LaPorte didn't play any games in the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs due to injury. The Everblades reached the Kelly Cup Finals but lost three games to two to the Colorado Eagles.
From 2012-2016, LaPorte played for the Western Michigan University Broncos. In 133 regular season games, LaPorte had 33 goals and 37 assists for 70 points. He also had 176 penalty minutes and was a -12. During the 2014-15 season, LaPorte was team captain.
Prior to playing with the Broncos, LaPorte was with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League from 2010-2012. He had 45 goals and 45 assists for 90 points in 111 regular season games. LaPorte was an impressive +40 in that stretch and had 121 penalty minutes.
LaPorte is 26 years of age. He is 6'0" and 195 pounds.
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