DULUTH, Ga. - Atlanta Gladiators President Jerry James and Head Coach Jeff Pyle announced that forward Luke Nogard has agreed to terms for the 2021-22 season.
Nogard originally signed to play with the Gladiators in 2020-21 before Atlanta opted out of the season. The Ancaster, Ontario native skated last season with the Florida Everblades and racked up 14 points (6g-8a) in 36 games.
The 27-year-old recorded 22 points (10g-12a) in 30 games with the Gladiators in 2019-20. His stint in Atlanta was interrupted by a brief trip overseas in which he recorded three points (2g-1a) in eight games with Lausitzer Fuchse of Germany’s Deutschen Eishockey Liga 2. After his venture in Europe, Nogard returned to Atlanta for the final 10 games of the 2019-20 season.
Nogard posted strong numbers as a rookie in 2018-19 when he recorded 38 points (16g-22a) in 65 games with the Norfolk Admirals. He skated in four games during the 2017-18 season with the Toledo Walleye after playing four years with the University of Nebraska-Omaha.