ECHL: Atlanta Gladiators Announce 2023-24 Season Ending Roster

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The Atlanta Gladiators have revealed their season-ending roster for the 2023-24 campaign. The roster consists of six defensemen, two goaltenders, and 11 forwards.


  • Dylan Carabia
  • Brenden Datema
  • Aidan De La Gorgendiere
  • Jay Powell
  • Jake Willets
  • Zach Yoder

Zach Yoder and Dylan Carabia are among the team’s experienced players among the defensemen. Towards the end of the season, Yoder was awarded the title of Alternate Captain and contributed 10 points through three goals and seven assists. Carabia ‘s contribution to the team was with one goal and four assists for the Gladiators.

Jay Powell arrived in Atlanta in November 2023 and contributed two goals and two assists to the team. Brenden Datema joined the team later in the season and has provided two assists since joining the roster in March. Jake Willets, another recent addition to the team last season, has added three assists since arriving in Atlanta.


  • Parker AuCoin
  • Josh Boyer
  • Ryan Cranford
  • Carson Denomie
  • Mitch Fossier
  • Chase Gresock
  • Michael Marchesan
  • Jackson Pierson
  • Cody Sylvester
  • Mitch Walinski
  • Alex Whelan

Forward Carson Denomie scored a late-season hat trick for the Gladiators tallied three goals, and one assist in the game against the Jacksonville Icemen (4/14) with a total of 11 points on the season (3G, 8A).

Forward Ryan Cranford would put up 14 goals for the Gladiators, along with 12 assists, earning 26 points. He was on the ice for all 72 games for the Gladiators, along with teammate Jackson Pierson. Pierson, who was the team’s top scorer, accumulated 43 points through 17 goals and 26 assists.

Forward Mitch Fossier had been on the injured reserve list towards the end of the season but still managed to maintain his position as one of the team’s key scorers, alongside Jackson Pierson. Fossier recorded a total of 33 points in the 27 games he took part in (scoring 10 goals and providing 23 assists). Pierson, who was the team’s top scorer by season’s end, played in all 72 games last season, accumulating 43 points through 17 goals and 26 assists.


  • Josh Boyko
  • Tyler Harmon

Tyler Harmon missed most of the season because of an injury. Prior to that he had achieved four wins and has a save percentage of .902 from 13 games. Josh Boyko has a save percentage of .894 from the 16 games he minded the net for the Gladiators.

Atlanta completed their future considerations deals earlier this week and have trade d forward Brendan Hoffmann to the Idaho Steelheads, finalizing the futures part of the deal that involved Parker AuCoin going to the Gladiators.

They also acquired the rights to Forward Chase Gresock from the Toledo Walleye, which finalized the trade that involved sending Defenseman Jacob Graves to Toledo. Chase Gresock delivered a solid performance during the season while playing for Toledo. He accumulated a total of 35 points by scoring 16 goals and providing 19 assists.

Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players. Season-Ending Rosters cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2023-24.

Each team may reserve rights to up to eight players from a pool of 20 by submitting a qualifying offer before 11:59 p.m. ET on July 7. Out of the eight players, a maximum of four can be considered veterans (with at least 260 regular season professional hockey games played by the start of the 2024-25 Season). Players who have received qualifying offers cannot be traded. It is optional for teams to extend qualifying offers to players who have already signed a contract before July 7.

Teams extending a qualifying offer to a non-veteran player retain rights for one season; for veteran players or goalies with over 180 games, rights are retained until July 22. After this date, unsigned veterans become restricted free agents eligible to seek offers from other ECHL teams. Restricted free agents can’t be traded. If a player accepts an offer, the team with rights has 7 days to match. If unsigned by August 8, the player becomes an unrestricted free agent.

The next ECHL Key Dates for the 2024-25 season are:

June 23rd – First day to sign contracts for 2024-25 Season

July 7th – Qualifying Offers due to Players (11:59 p.m. ET)

July 22nd – Qualifying Offer Acceptance Period ends (11:59 p.m. ET)

Karen Zehner

Credentialed Beat Writer covering the ECHL Atlanta Gladiators. Diving into the world of slap shots, penalty kills, and the game we love. [@RunwithK] on socials.

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