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Atlanta's Nell named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Tuesday, February 1st
Action photo of Chris Nell of the Atlanta Gladiators

Chris Nell of the Atlanta Gladiators is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 24-30. Nell went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.00 goals-against average and a save percentage of .965 in two appearances against Jacksonville last week. The 27-year-old stopped all 28 shots he faced in a 1-0 on Friday and made 27 saves in a 5-2 victory on Sunday. A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Nell has appeared in 14 games for the Gladiators this season going 5-8-0 with one shutout, a 3.24 goals-against average and a save percentage of .893. Nell has seen action in 94 career ECHL games with an overall record of 37-47-5 with four shutouts, a 3.42 goals-against average and a save percentage of .894. He has also appeared in 31 career American Hockey League games with Tucson and Hartford posting a record of 11-13-2 with a 3.18 goals-against average and a save percentage of .893. Prior to turning pro, Nell saw action in 84 career games at Bowling Green State University where he went 41-29-1 with 11 shutouts, a 2.07 goals-against average and a save percentage of .922. Runner-Up: John Lethemon, Greenville (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .960 save pct.). Also Nominated: Jake Kupsky (Idaho), Daniil Chechelev (Kansas City), Max Milosek (Toledo) and Brody Claeys (Wheeling).

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