Goalie Sakellaropoulos Signs with Gladiators

The Atlanta Gladiators announced on Tuesday that the team has signed goaltender Alex Sakellaropoulos for the 2022-23 season. Sakellaropoulos is the seventh player and the first goaltender to sign with the Gladiators for the upcoming campaign.

“Alex has had some good years in this league and we believe that he will help us win games this season,” said Team President Jerry James. “We’re all looking forward to getting him in Atlanta.”

Sakellaropoulos, 28, appeared in 30 games with the Adirondack Thunder last season and posted a 10-17-1-0 record, 3.90 goals-against average, and .881 save percentage. The 6-foot-3, 201-pound goaltender made the most appearances of Adirondack’s four netminders last season on a Thunder team that finished last in the entire ECHL with 58 points.

“He’s a big goalie that fights for every puck,” said Head Coach Jeff Pyle. “He’s also a great teammate with the kind of work ethic that we all had last season. We’re excited to see him with us.”

Sakellaropoulos joins Tim Davison (D), Gabe Guertler (F), Eric Neiley (F), Hugo Roy (F), Cody Sylvester (F), and Derek Topatigh (D) as players to have signed with the Gladiators for 2022-23