The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL have signed left winger Chase Witala. No stranger to the ECHL, Witala played 46 games last season with the Orlando Solar Bears and had seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points.
Witala also had an extensive junior career with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League. He played six seasons with the Cougars from 2010 to 2016. His best offensive season came in 2015-16 when he led the Cougars in assists with 39 and points with 79. Witala was also the co-leader for the Cougars in goals with 40 as he was tied with Jesse Gabrielle.
Witala also led the Cougars in goals during the 2014-15 season with 38. One area where Witala needs to improve on is his defensive zone coverage. During his time with the Cougars he was a career -44, however he did show some significant improvement as he was a +7 in his final Western Hockey League season of 2015-16. However, last year he was a minus player for the Solar Bears as he was a -6.
Witala also has American Hockey League experience. He had two assists in three games for the Toronto Marlies during the 2015-16 season. For Gladiators ticket information, please click here.