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Gladiators agree to terms with Florentino

Wednesday, September 22nd
Action photo of Anthony Florentino

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

Florentino will be skating in his fifth full professional season and his first with the Gladiators. Last season, the26-year-old appeared in nine games with the Kansas City Mavericks and 32 contests with the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Birmingham Bulls. Florentino put up 10 points (3g-7a) with Birmingham.

The West Roxbury, Massachusetts native was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Florentino attended Providence College and helped lead the Friars to a National Championship in 2015.

Florentino saw action in five American Hockey League games with the Rochester Americans immediately after graduating from Providence. He spent the next two seasons with the Cincinnati Cyclones and posted 17 points (5g-12a) in 109 games from 2017-19. He skated in seven games with the Worcester Railers in the 2019-20 season.

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