The Atlanta Gladiators recently completed a deal with the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL. The Gladiators sent right winger Trevor Mingoia of Fairport, New York to complete a trade with the Norfolk Admirals and Wheeling Nailers.
On Sept. 22, 2016, the Nailers traded center Shane Bakker of Ottawa, Ontario to the Gladiators. Then on March 2, the Admirals traded defenseman Mike Krieg of Phoenix, Arizona to the Nailers.
Mingoia played 60 games for the Gladiators in 2016-17 and notched 21 goals and 19 assists for 40 points. However, he struggled defensively as he was only a -19.
Bakker played 51 games for the Gladiators in 2016-17. He had seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points and showed signs of physicality as he had 86 penalty minutes. Like Mingoia however, Bakker struggled defensively as he went -17.
Krieg played 57 games in the ECHL this past year and had three goals and 13 assists for 16 points. He also had 46 penalty minutes and was a -10. Krieg played 41 games for the Admirals and had two goals and 10 assists for 12 points. He also played 16 games for the Nailers and had one goal and three assists for four points.