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Gladiators add Besinger

Thursday, August 26th
Action photo of Tommy Besinger

DULUTH, Ga. - Atlanta Gladiators President Jerry James and Head Coach Jeff Pyle announced that forward Tommy Besinger has agreed to terms for the 2021-22 season.

Besinger, 27, spent his 2020-21 season in both the Southern Professional Hockey League and the ECHL. He appeared in two games with the Utah Grizzlies, and 30 games with the SPHL's Huntsville Havoc. Besinger helped the Havoc reach the playoffs with 20 points (6g-14a), putting up an additional assist in two playoff games. The forward originally signed with the Gladiators for the 2020-21 season prior to Atlanta opting out.

Prior to turning pro, Besinger played one year at Army before finishing his collegiate career at Endicott College. At Endicott, the Milton, Massachusetts native skated in 71 total games and netted 104 points (33g- 71a). Besinger finished his college career as Endicott's all-time points-per-game leader (1.46).

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