Gladiators Acquire Forward Avery Peterson from Indy
Rookie Forward Joins Atlanta from Fuel for Future Considerations

DULUTH, Ga. – The Atlanta Gladiators announced on Wednesday that they have acquired forward Avery Peterson from the Indy Fuel, in exchange for future considerations.

Peterson, 23, has posted seven points (1g, 6a) in 15 games this season, his rookie year, with Idaho, Norfolk and Indy. The former Minnesota Wild 6th round draft pick won the NCAA’s national championship last season with the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The Grand Rapids, MN native amassed 26 points (13g, 13a) in 55 games during two seasons at UMD. The 6-foot-3, 209-pound forward also notched 22 points (12g, 10a) in 53 games his first two years of college at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  Prior to his collegiate career, Peterson won the prestigious ‘Mr. Hockey’ award, given to the best high school hockey player in the state of Minnesota, after scoring 65 points (35g, 30a) in 25 games for Grand Rapids High School his senior year.   

In an unrelated transaction, forward Tyler Deresky has been released from his standard professional contract.  

The 16th season of Atlanta Gladiators hockey continues at the Infinite Energy Arena Monday, January 21st, against the Jacksonville Icemen at 12:35 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.

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