The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL traded Phil Lane to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Wednesday. The Gladiators were required to complete a trade with the Swamp Rabbits as they acquired Branden Troock from Greenville on March 5 in a deal that saw the Swamp Rabbits to acquire future considerations.
Lane played 62 regular season games with the Gladiators in 2017-18. He had 32 goals and 25 assists for 57 points, 105 penalty minutes and was a +2. He led the Gladiators in goals and tied Lindsay Sparks for the Gladiators lead in points with 57. Lane was also third in the ECHL in penalty minutes, behind Luke Sandler, who had 190 penalty minutes and Tanner Pond, who had 163 penalty minutes.
In the 2018 ECHL playoffs, Lane had two assists for two points in four games. He also had two penalty minutes. In addition to playing with the Gladiators last season, Lane played 10 games in the American Hockey League with the Cleveland Monsters, Milwaukee Admirals and Binghamton Devils. He had two goals and two assists for four points, six penalty minutes and was a +5.
A right winger, Lane is 26 years old. He was drafted in the second round, 52nd overall, by the Phoenix Coyotes of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Like Lane, Troock was drafted in the National Hockey League. He was the fifth round draft pick, 134th overall, by the Dallas Stars of the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft. A right winger, Troock is two years younger than Lane at 24 years of age. This past season, Troock had 17 goals and 30 assists for 47 points in 45 games with the Swamp Rabbits and Gladiators. He had 26 penalty minutes and was a -8. In addition to playing in the ECHL, Troock played one game with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.
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